Nursing Home Abuse

At a certain point in life, our loved ones may reach an age where they can no longer care for themselves independently. At this stage, we often entrust them into the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility. We trust the facilities to properly care for those we love, and to let them lead happy, healthy, lives. Unfortunately, there are cases in which this trust is violated. Occurrences of nursing home abuse are some of the most unsettling tragedies a family can experience. It is important to be wary of these dangers and ensure that your loved ones are receiving the proper care.

According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, some of the tragic occurrences that can happen under these circumstances include: dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, negligence, bed sores, falls, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. Far too many people and their loved ones have already fallen victims to their horrible conditions and systemic abuse. Your loved ones deserve kind, experienced professional to care for them and assist them at this phase of their lives. These care takers should be attentive and familiar with your loved ones individual health conditions. At an age where the victims health could be in a variety of precarious conditions, and in which the victims are unable to defend themselves in the place they now call home, these crimes are particularly unforgivable and must be addressed immediately. Look for signs that your loved one isn’t receiving proper care- if they seem listless or distant or if the staff does not seem attentive and appears uncaring.

Instances of nursing home abuse is a traumatic experience for a family to undergo and cannot go on without consequences. If a loved one in a nursing home was injured by another party, it is vital that you seek legal representation for them, as they are owed certain damages for the traumatizing experience.


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