Nursing homes are healthcare facilities that are intended to provide the most vulnerable among us with the comforts of home and the care and attention they need to live their fullest lives. If nursing home abuse is an issue, however, the outcome can be devastating. If your loved one has been harmed – or worse – by what you believe is nursing home abuse, don’t put off consulting with a prominent Forsyth County nursing home abuse attorney.
No two nursing home abuse cases ever follow exactly the same course, but they are generally predicated on either neglect or abuse perpetrated by nursing home staff and/or administrators. While nursing home neglect refers to treatment that doesn’t rise to the necessary standards of health care, sanitation, living conditions, and/or social stimulation, it lacks the element of intent that is necessary to reach the level of nursing home abuse, which involves intentional mistreatment. It is important to point out, however, that nursing home neglect is also common and can cause serious injuries, just like nursing home abuse.
Loved ones should always be aware of the possible signs of nursing home abuse, and there are specific signs that you should always pay attention to, including:
You know your aging loved one better than the staff and administration at the nursing home possibly can, which leaves you well-positioned to notice any signs, symptoms, or evidence that abuse may be happening. Trust your instincts on this, and always err on the side of caution when it comes to the health and well-being of your aging relative.
When you think about nursing home abuse, physical abuse likely comes to mind, but that’s far from the end of the matter. In fact, nursing home abuse can be physical, financial, emotional, and/or sexual in nature and can include all of the following:
Nursing home abuse is especially painful to witness. This is why the dedicated Forsyth County nursing home abuse attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland commit their practice to aggressively advocating for the rights and the rightful compensation of the abused. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 today.