Nursing home patients across the USA are at a risk of being abused by their care givers or even other residents and Hawaii is no exception. Living in Hawaii is not paradise for everyone.
One of the main reasons why nursing home patients become victims to abuse is because they are easy targets.
Their frailness, age, and sometimes the fact that they may be suffering from mental issues such as dementia or amnesia makes them sitting ducks that can be taken advantage of in many way. Some of the most common forms of nursing home abuse are as follows:
Types of abuse
Verbal abuse – Verbal abuse is in most cases how it all starts. If your loved one complains about being disrespected or shouted at, etc. then you should take it seriously and ensure to nip the problem in the bud. Remember that thinking it will subside is a terrible idea and will result in more abuse which could even be physical or violent in nature.
Talk to us today and we will have one of our expert nursing home abuse legal counselors in Hawaii work with you to make sure that your loved one is safe and sound. Please note that mockery and name calling can also be considered as verbal abuse. You can reach using USAttorneys.com and you can use this site to also call up legal pros on your own as well, directly!
Physical abuse – This domain will include, but not limited to things such as pushing, shoving, beating, physically restraining, etc.
If you notice any unexplained injuries or restraint marks on the limbs of your loved ones or anywhere else for that matter, it may be a sign that they are being physically abused. You need to act before the abuse turns fatal – which it does in many cases. Get one of our attorneys on your side and they will take all necessary actions to safe guard your loved one and to ensure that the perpetrators are legally held liable for what they have done.
Bed sores – Many nursing home residents are completely or partially bed ridden. As trained nursing home nurses, it is the nurse’s duty to ensure that such patients are moved around and not allowed to remain lying in the same position for prolonged hours because it can result in bed sores. Bed sores are something that can quickly and insidiously become fatal.
The next time you visit your loved one at their nursing home, check the pressure points on their bodies such as arms, elbows, backside, heels, and so on for bed sores. Reach out to us if you happen to notice bed sores.
There are also many other forms of nursing home abuse such as financial abuse, sexual abuse, and this terrible list is extensive. Whatever the abuse may be, however trivial or severe it may seem like, talking to a Hawaii nursing home abuse lawyer is always the best route and will not only keep your relative safe and healthy, but will also give you the peace of mind you deserve.
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