Nursing Home Abuse
For most families, there comes a point when a parent or grandparent reaches the age that they can no longer live on their own. Be it because of an illness or just age, an elder may need help taking care of themselves. While most children and grandchildren would like to help their family through that difficult time, it’s not always feasible. Caring for an senior requires patience, medical knowledge and time. Many families find it easier to just send their family away to a nursing home where they will receive attention around the clock. But what happens when someone we care for is being abused where they're supposed to be taken care of? It happens more than you think.
If you or someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse, contact a nursing home abuse attorney in your local area today for more information regarding your potential case.
Nursing home abuse in unfortunately very common. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that nearly 6 million cases were recently opened regarding nursing home abuse. The following are all forms of common nursing home abuse:
The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires that all nursing home residents, have a right to be free from verbal, mental, physical, and sexual abuse.This abuse could be detrimental to their health, finances and peace of mind. Worst of all, many seniors find themselves helpless or afraid to do anything about the situation. Many times, seniors will avoid confrontation fearing homelessness or more abuse. On the other hand, some seniors may be completely unaware that they are being abused. If you or someone you love is being being taken advantage of in a nursing home, don’t delay. The law is on your side. One of our lawyers may be able to help.
Do you need legal assistance regarding nursing home abuse? An experienced attorney can help. Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer in your area today for more information regarding your case.