When elderly loved ones can no longer care for themselves alone, tough decisions have to be made. Oftentimes, families do not have the resources to care for an elderly member properly. Placing them in a nursing home or an assisted living facility is a great act of trust in the caregivers there. However, the caregivers in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are often overworked and underpaid. Abuse and neglect of the elderly happen more often than most people realize. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, over 30 percent of all nursing homes in the U.S. are involved in some form of residence abuse, and over 50 percent of all nursing homes are understaffed.
At Freeman Law, our attorney has witnessed the devastation of nursing home neglect and abuse. Freeman Law is committed to fighting for the rights of your loved one to ensure they receive the care they deserve.
Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Signs of malnutrition
- Soiled bedding
- Emotional withdrawal
- Sudden behavioral changes
- Unexplained bruises or marks
- Staff refusing visitors or not allowing resident to be alone with visitors
At Freeman Law, we are committed to be the voice of the voiceless. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact us immediately.