Nursing Home Abuse
When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you must trust that the facility will provide the high level of care your loved one deserves and requires. Unfortunately this trust is violated by many of our nation’s nursing homes, and nursing home abuse has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, one out of every four nursing homes gets cited each year in relation to the death or injury of a resident.
While there are many federal and state regulations in place to protect the rights of nursing home residents, these laws get violated on a daily basis, compromising the health, safety, and dignity of your elderly loved one.
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you have rights.
Spotting Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
There are many different types of nursing home abuse. Your loved one may be the victim of emotional abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse. It is also possible for residents to be victims of financial abuse, potentially placing their life savings in jeopardy. In some cases, the abuse is not intentional, but instead simply takes the form of negligent or neglectful care.
Unfortunately, many instances of nursing home abuse go unreported for a variety of reasons. Some nursing home residents lack the communication skills or mental faculties to tell their loved ones of the abuse they are experiencing. Others may not speak up out of embarrassment. And there are also some residents who remain quiet out of fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.
Therefore, it is important to always be on the lookout for warning signs of nursing home abuse when you visit your loved one.
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