Your elderly loved ones sacrificed so much for their families. Now, as they face their twilight years, they should be protected. All too often, however, our elderly find themselves facing abuse at the hands of caregivers. How can you protect your elderly loved one from the same fate?
Nursing Home Abuse
In today’s fast-paced rhythm, it is proving to be difficult to care for our elderly family members at home. The demands of work and childrearing take up the majority of time for most adults. To assist in this, many families depend on nursing homes to care for their elderly relatives. When you place your loved one in the care of a nursing home facility, you have the expectation that their needs will be met, and that they will be cared for with respect. For too many, this is not the case. News reports abound of abuse at the hands of a nursing home employee. Since many nursing home residents are at the mercy of their caregivers, they can fall victim to mental, physical and sexual abuse.
Caregiver and Facility Neglect
Sometimes injury is the result of improperly maintained facilities. Inadequate lighting and slippery flooring can lead to falls. Faulty medical equipment can cause improper monitoring. Lack of training can cause injury. A lack of social interaction can lead to depression among the residents. Limited staffing causes a burden on proper care. Sometimes there are simply too few caregivers to care for the number of residents.
Caring for our elderly loved ones is a difficult task, and it is made even more difficult when we have to make the decision to place them in a care facility. If you believe your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to seek experienced counsel to assist you. The team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact us to schedule a consultation. Our elderly loved ones deserve to be cared for with respect. Let us help you protect them.
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