If you suspect that a member of your family has been the victim of abuse or neglect while being cared for at a nursing home, You Should Immediately Contact The Injury Law Group.

 

Nursing Home Abuse

 

Elder abuse is becoming one of the nation’s largest growing problems.  It is estimated that one in every three nursing homes is cited for instances of abuse.  Even more unsettling is the fact that the majority of all nursing home abuse incidents are never even reported.  It is a common misconception that physical abuse is the primary form of elder abuse; in fact, the most prevalent type of abuse of the elderly is general neglect.  Neglect occurs when caregivers fail to provide the essential care that the senior citizen requires for survival.  Some common circumstances that may indicate abuse or neglect are:

 

  •  Bed sores

  •  Fractures

  • Falls

  • Unexplained Injuries

  • Malnutrition

  • Improper medication

  • Rapid weight gain or loss

  • Unsanitary conditions

  •  Poor Staffing

  • Unexpected death

 

To better prevent unnecessary instances of nursing home abuse from occurring, the following questions should be asked:

 

  • Is the nursing home and administrator licensed?

  • Does the nursing home conduct background checks on its entire staff?

  • Does the home have special services units?

  • Does the nursing home provide their staff with abuse prevention training?

 

What to do if nursing home abuse or neglect is suspected:

 

1.      Contact the local police or other investigative agencies that deal with complaints of this nature

2.      Contact an experienced attorney that will know the laws of your state, the rights of the nursing home resident, and how to enforce and protect those rights. 

 

 


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