Nursing home abuse and neglect is the worst nightmare of anyone who places a vulnerable loved one in a residential facility, but it does happen and the results can be tragic. Incidents of physical and psychological mistreatment can happen even when family members are regular visitors and everything seems fine on the surface. Fortunately, in the event of a serious problem, the law does provide some relief. If there is evidence that a family member has been victimized, the Russell Law Firm can obtain the compensation needed to ensure that victims get the quality care they need and their loved ones can avoid undue financial hardship.
What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is not always obvious. In some cases, victims aren’t even aware that an offense has been committed – especially when the issue is financial malfeasance. Other times, they may try to hide problems out of embarrassment or concern for their loved ones, or they may not be able to communicate the problem. When complaints are made, on the other hand, loved ones of people dealing with severe mental illness or dementia may be honestly unsure of what to believe – and unscrupulous homes and caregivers know they can take advantage of that situation.
This is why loved ones need to be mindful of possible signs of serious problems. Some of the most common harms of neglect and abuse to be on the lookout for include: