The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is a hard decision to make. We want them to be comfortable and safe, and to be treated with love and respect. We want them to feel at home. However, the sad reality is that elderly abuse happens much more often than you would expect. Each year, 1 in 6 nursing home residents may be a victim of abuse or neglect. Further, a congressional report showed that over a two year period, nearly 1 in 3 nursing homes were cited for violations.
Common signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Bed sores
- Bruising or cuts
- Frequent infections
- Mood swings and emotional outburst
- Reclusiveness or refusal to speak
- Refusal to eat or take medications
- Unexplained weight loss
If you suspect that a loved one is not being cared for or being taken advantage of, call the Buckley Law Group and we will talk through your potential case with you. We have experience and the resources to provide you and your loved one with the help you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.