Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse Placing a loved one in an assisted living facility is one of the most difficult choices a person may be required to make. The decision requires the weighing of many factors. Is your loved one truly unable to care for him- or herself any longer? Should you care for your loved one in your home? Can your loved one afford the costs associated with assisted living? These types of uncertainties are compounded when you consider the possibility that your loved one may be mistreated or neglected by members of the facility’s staff.
Residents of assisted living facilities have entered a vulnerable phase of their lives. They deserve respect, compassion, and patience in their golden years. While many assisted living facilities provide the high level of care to which their residents are entitled, there are many exceptions to this generality. It seems as though you cannot read or watch the local news without encountering a story about a member of the staff of a nursing facility who has chosen to prey on the vulnerability of the residents. No matter how much diligence you use when selecting a facility, you must keep a watchful eye on your loved one and the facility you have chosen.
Abuse may take many different forms, all of which are deplorable. The abuse may result from intentional misconduct involving physical, emotional, or even sexual abuse. On the other hand, the abuse may be related to neglect, which is the failure to provide proper treatment or care under the circumstances. Medical malpractice, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration, and bedsores are examples of nursing home negligence. If you suspect your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing facility, you must take action quickly. The life of your loved one may hang in the balance.
At Guest and Gray Law Firm, we care deeply about the rights of residents of assisted living facilities. Our team of attorneys has decades of collective experience fighting for the rights of the weak against wealthy assisted living facilities and powerful insurance carriers. Our primary concerns are stopping the abuse from happening and ensuring that you and your loved one are monetarily compensated for the facility’s wrongdoing. If you have become suspicious of an assisted living facility or believe that your loved one may have been abused or neglected, call our office today. We can take the actions necessary to protect your loved one from further mistreatment and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is receiving the compassionate care he or she rightfully deserves.