The decision to place an elderly loved one in an Assisted Living or Long Term Care Facility can be the hardest decision you will have to make. We want to make sure our loved ones are well cared for. It is important to look for signs of elder abuse and take the appropriate steps if this abuse is discovered. Continue reading.
Whether due to deteriorating health, or the need for assistance and added support, elderly individuals move into long-term care facilities each year across the United States. For family members, the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is difficult, even if they are convinced that it’s the right choice. Thus, imagine the devastation when a loved one’s family realizes that they have experienced abuse and/or neglect. According to Nursing Home Abuse Justice, sons, daughters and grandchildren, including seniors themselves, often assume that high standards of attention, care and treatment will be met with professionalism and compassion.
The elderly are some of the most vulnerable, yet beloved members of society. Thus, when placing them in long-term residential care, families want to believe that they will be treated with dignity and care. Tragically, there are many cases in which healthcare and nursing home providers fail to provide appropriate care. From bedsores and ulcers, to malnutrition, dehydration, physical injury, poor hygiene, and even unexpected death, when a loved one becomes a victim of nursing home neglect and abuse, families need a trusted and experienced attorney on their side. Continue reading.