In nursing homes, elders deserve to be treated with as much care and respect as any other person in a long-term care facility. Unfortunately, there are too many instances where this is not the case. According to research from the National Institute on Aging, “hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited [per year].”
Researchers have estimated that every year, approximately 5 million elders are abused in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. This is particularly true for elders who are made especially vulnerable by disabilities, Alzheimer’s, or dementia. Often times, these elders are seen as “easy targets” for abusive behavior.
Often times, preventing abuse can be as simple as recognizing the signs. Here are some of the most common signs that an elder is being abused in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. An elder may be experiencing abuse if they:
There are several different types of abuse that elders can be subject to, including:
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse within a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you are undoubtedly going through an emotionally difficult and confusing time. You trust these care facilities to provide your loved one with the care and respect they deserve. However, once that trust has been broken, it can be difficult to understand how to move forward.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our experienced team of nursing home negligence attorneys will support you and guide you through the legal process in obtaining justice on behalf of your loved one.
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