Nursing home abuse is on the rise. Could your loved one be silently suffering? Now more than ever, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are becoming necessary to care for family members, friends, and loved ones. It is difficult to imagine that the same facilities that we entrust with the care and support of our loved ones often abuse and neglect them. This unacceptable treatment does occur, and many of our elderly parents, grandparents, spouses, family members, and friends suffer in silence. Nursing home abuse takes many forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological and emotional abuse. Many victims are embarrassed, afraid, or unable to speak out.
SOME SIGNS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE
- Physical Injuries such as broken bones, bed sores, internal bleeding, medication overdose, pressure ulcers, head injury, falls, malnutrition, bruises, joint dislocation, physical abuse by staff and even death.
- Signs of neglect including dehydration, malnourishment, poor hygiene, soiled bedding, unattended medical needs and hazardous or unsanitary living conditions.
- Emotional or behavioral changes such as agitation, withdrawal, fear or anxiety, frequent crying, strained relationship with nursing home staff or complaints of improper treatment.
If you think your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, or is being victimized by an assisted living facility, then call Bloch & Chapleau. Bloch & Chapleau can help guide you through this unique and emotional area of law and get you the justice that you and your loved one deserve.