When you place a loved one in a caregiving facility or nursing home, they deserve to be cared for with dignity, respect, and compassion. Though most nursing homes work hard to uphold their promise of safety, security, and comfort for their elderly residents; problems can arise in these facilities that lead to neglect or even outright abuse.
At Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster, Gwartney & Hobbs we believe that the elderly members of our society deserve to be treated with love and respect as they are cared for in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. As a result, nursing home neglect and abuse are here to help family members of residents hold these facilities accountable when they fail to provide such care.
Neglect and abuse in assisted living and nursing home facilities is a serious issue that can lead to personal injury, pain, suffering, or even wrongful death. This poor treatment can manifest itself in many ways, ranging from things like not providing appropriate medical care or turning a blind eye to physical abuse, to not providing access to food and water or not regularly repositioning an immobile patient.
Warning signs of abuse and neglect include: