Has Your Loved One Suffered Abuse or Negligence at a
Nursing Home in Arkansas?
Our Arkansas Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Can Help
Nursing home abuse is a problem across the country which is a lot more common and persistent than most of us perceive. As we age, we need more care and attention.
However, in this day and age where we are packed with busy schedules, it is often challenging to always be by the side of our elderly relatives and care for them 24 hours a day in ways that many people are not comfortable with caring for someone else. This is precisely why most people prefer to admit their elderly loved ones in a nursing home.
A nursing home makes perfect sense
They are supposed to have trained staff that is always there to attend to and care for your loved one. They have the infrastructure and facilities which are specifically designed with older patients in mind.
There will be other residents whose company your loved one can potentially enjoy and have a social life again. In fact, the quality of life will just be better overall in all sorts of aspects. Furthermore, you can even visit your loved one who is a nursing home resident whenever you feel like it.
But what about nursing home abuse?
It is no secret that nursing home residents make the perfect victims. They are old, frail, some suffer from amnesia, some suffer from dementia, and they are pretty helpless. This is why they need constant care and help in the first place. However, these drawbacks of residents can also be taken advantage of by nursing home staff, who see opportunity to abuse the very resident that they are supposed to care for.
There are several types of nursing home abuse, such as:
Physical abuse – Pushing, shoving, beating, manhandling, unlawful restraint or the use of illegal restraining devices, and so on all come under the domain of physical abuse. This seems to be right up Hal L.’s ally from the movie Happy Gilmore!
Financial abuse – Forgery, theft, etc.
Sexual abuse – Residents may be sexually violated or humiliated by staff members as we have seen happen in the past or sexual abuse could come from another resident too. Either way, the nursing home and its staff can be held liable.
Medication – Timely medication is imperative for residents who are sick. Forgetting to administer medication on time, administering the wrong dose of medication, and so forth, are all considered nursing home neglect or abuse as well.
Other types of nursing home neglect or abuse include:
- Verbal abuse
- Maintaining an unsafe environment
- Failure to provide adequate nutrition
- Failure to assist with bathing/bathroom necessities
- Failure to offer proper shelter
- Wrongful death
- Bed sores
If you suspect that your loved one may be a victim of abuse at his or her nursing home then you really ought to act quickly. Remember that abuse can only increase in severity and frequency to a point where it can become fatal. No elderly person deserves to live their last days being abused in such a way. It is not a laughing matter.
Talk to us right now and we will connect you with a Colorado nursing home lawyer who will ensure justice is served. This legal pro can be found using the simple and easy to use digital tool that is USAttorneys.com with our interactive map. This well thought out and fabricated website has saved lives before and helps people find the legal assistance they need to weed out these sort of people and bring this person or person into the spotlight.
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