The golden years are supposed to be full of enjoyment and peaceful experiences. However, as people continue to live longer and longer, they often reach a point of no longer being able to take care of themselves. For many elderly people, this means they will have to spend some time in a nursing home, or other elder care facility, before they die. This can be a difficult transition for many people, as well as a difficult decision for family members who have to admit their loved one to a home. To make matters worse, with so many reports of nursing home abuse and neglect, it makes families leery of leaving their loved ones in the care of others.
While all of these facilities claim to have their patients’ best interests in mind, the fact is that there are a lot of nursing homes that are overcrowded, lack the necessary resources or don’t have enough properly trained staff. That means that, ultimately, the patients are the ones who suffer. In other situations, even good facilities that are properly operated might not be able to control the actions of all of the employees and caregivers. Sometimes caregivers do handle their elderly patients properly, and in some cases they actually abuse their patients, or neglect them, which leads to nursing home injuries. This kind of situation calls for action. No one should be subject to nursing home abuse or neglect.
Unfortunately, some caregivers do not respect elderly patients and their rights. However, nursing home patients do have rights, like anyone else, and they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Some of the most common nursing home injuries that take place include:
If you suspect that your loved has been the victim of any of these kinds of injuries, then contact an attorney right away.
It is already difficult enough to have to place a loved one in a nursing home without having to worry about him or her being the victim of neglect or abuse in that facility. While no one should ever be subjected to this kind treatment, the fact is that many of the people expected to care for the elderly in nursing homes are not qualified to do so. What’s more, many of these caregivers end up abusing or neglecting their patients, which can lead to terrible injuries, increased illness and, in some cases, even death.
You do not have to stand by and allow this kind of behavior to take place. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home injuries due to abuse and/or neglect, then please contact the Law Office of Holland & Holland and stand up for their rights. Nursing home neglect and abuse are never OK. Call us today if you or a loved one has suffered a nursing home injury. Click here to contact us online, or call us at(317) 581-4400.
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