As the United States “greatest generation” ages, more and more are relocating to assisted-living or nursing home facilities. Many of these individuals are vulnerable and completely dependent upon nursing home and assisted-living staff to meet their daily needs. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the elder-care industry has increasingly declined over the past decade.
Our elderly citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect during their golden years. Their physical and mental needs should be adequately taken care of while residing in elder-care facilities. However, some cut corners (inadequate number of properly trained staff members for example) to maximize profits, putting our elderly loved ones at serious risk of being a victim of elder abuse.
Elder abuse can manifest itself in many ways:
- Physical injuries due to lack of attention, such as falls, bedsores, malnutrition, and dehydration.
- Physical, sexual, or mental and emotional abuse.
- Restraint injuries due to improper methods.
- Elopement and wandering-related injuries, which can occur when a resident leaves a facility unsupervised or unnoticed.
No one should be the victim of abuse. If you feel that an elderly family member or loved one has been the victim of abuse, call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.