Abuse at Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can show itself in a variety of different ways. It is not always something that will show up as a physical injury. It can also be something that is verbal or even emotional. Always monitor your loved one’s behavior and demeanor when you visit with them. Listen to their stories and about the care they are receiving at the nursing home. If anything sounds strange or doesn’t seem to make sense, ensure that you take it a step further and investigate the matter. While the concern you have may be all in your head, there is a chance that abuse or neglect are occurring, so always take it seriously.
Common Things to Watch Out For
There are a few different things that should be watched out for when it comes to abuse. Actions taken by nursing home staff may be leaving your loved one in an uncomfortable and unhealthy position. If your loved one has informed you or a family member of being mistreated or forgotten at the home, then this is a major red flag. Oftentimes, residents of nursing homes are in need of extra care that they cannot receive anywhere else. They come to these homes to have medicine administered to them periodically and to have their vital signs consistently checked. If the nursing home is failing in these check-ups or care administration, then it may be time to seek another nursing home, a living arrangement change or even contact a lawyer. Physical harm is something that some residents have unfortunately had to deal with. This generally occurs from improper lifting procedures when moving the resident or even from staff that uses violent measures to try to force obedience.
What to do if Abuse is Occurring
When it’s clear that abuse is occurring, then seeking out an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can do a lot of good. A lawyer with nursing home experience can help draft a lawsuit against the home or find the legal means to produce a case against them. They understand how to interpret evidence, build a case, and ultimately hold those accountable for their improper actions. They have helped numerous families and individuals receive compensation for their suffering and abuse. Not only is compensation awarded, but also peace of mind and the holding of standards so that others don’t have to go through the same pain. Contact Davis & Brusca, LLC, for help with your case.