I believe my loved one is being neglected in a nursing home. Can something be done?
Yes, it’s critical that you reach out to legal aid and put an end to the dangerous situation.
There is a fine line between abuse and neglect, and neglect can often end up being classified as abuse if it ends up with actual harm as a result.
Some Examples When Neglect Turns to Abuse:
- Failure to provide nourishment results in starvation.
- Failure to properly adjust a patient’s position can end in bedsores that can cause excruciating pain and become infected.
- Patients that aren’t properly attended to can suffocate, can fall and injure themselves, or worse.
- If you suspect neglect of your loved one at a nursing home or an assisted living facility, call us for help getting your loved one the care that they deserve and compensation for injuries.