In whatever form, nursing home abuse must be stopped. The first step is recognizing what is abuse or neglect. Abuse and neglect of the elderly can be found in the form of bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises, dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, burns, falls, bowel impactions, medication errors, poor personal hygiene, verbal or physical abuse, over-sedation, and in many other forms. Unfortunately the elderly cannot speak for themselves in most situations. Usually, a family member or guardian of the victim will be the first one to notice “things are just not right.”
- What do I do if I suspect nursing home abuse?
- What if I believe the abused person is in jeopardy or nothing is being done?
- When do I need a lawyer?
- How is a nursing home case filed?
- What if someone dies as a result of abuse?
- What makes a successful nursing home case?
- How can I protect someone I know in a nursing home?