Making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing one is incredibly difficult, but we know it is often necessary. When the needs of the people we love become more than we can manage on our own, we look for the best, mort professional home we can find.
But what happens if you discover that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home?
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are here when you need a Kansas City nursing home abuse attorney. We will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you need.
If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important that you are always aware of the potential abuses that can occur. Elder abuse is rampant in this country, though it is vastly understudied. As the average age of our population increases, the number of nursing homes will rise. This means we need to get a handle in what elder abuse is and how to recognize it.
For the abuses we are going to discuss today, we recognize that this information can be hard to read. Elder abuse is unthinkable, but please be on the lookout for certain signs and symptoms when you visit your loved ones. This can include:
Many elderly people are unable to communicate what is wrong or that an abuse has happened, so it is up to us to help.
The Centers for Disease Control says that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates risk of harm to an older adult.” This can include:
If you have discovered that a loved one is being abused in a nursing home or assisted living facility, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we take these cases seriously. Elder abuse is abhorrent and the people responsible need to be held accountable.
We will work to secure compensation for the following: