Is your loved one in a nursing home? Are you suspicious that something is going wrong? Unfortunately, elderly people sometimes suffer from mistreatment at the places they are supposed to be receiving care. In some cases there is a specific intent to abuse the elder. In other instances there is neglect, which involves sub-standard care and breaches of duty. Here are common signs that your loved one is being harmed by negligent actions.
If you are considering using a nursing facility for a loved one, you are not alone. Over 1.6 million people are residents in nursing homes. We expect these facilities to provide a caring environment for our loved ones. Although many do, a surprising number are not only failing to meet this expectation but are cited for incidents of abuse.