ere you at the point where you could no longer take care of your ailing father? Does he need extra help with the everyday tasks of living? Did you need to put him in a nursing home?
When you took him to the facility, you did so because you wanted the best for him – and expected that the staff would provide caring and compassionate assistance and treatment.
Did you trust that nursing home to care for your father, and now you suspect abuse? You have the right to feel outraged. Sadly, abuse among our elders is growing at an alarming speed.
Elder Abuse can take many forms, including neglect, physical assault or financial.
Reporting elder abuse can be difficult at times. Residents of nursing homes may be reluctant to complain for fear of retaliation or embarrassment. Families may be unaware. Statistics show that only 1 in 13 elder-abuse cases are reported nationwide.
Pay attention to your loved ones; ask them questions if you suspect something is wrong. Warning signs of abuse include:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Constant falls
- Withdrawn / fear
- Uncleanliness, poor hygiene
- Weight loss
- Frequent crying
The types of abuse that can run rampant in nursing homes are endless. Patients can be victimized by physical violence, emotional abuse, financial exploitation or neglect.
If you have suspicions of abuse that is occurring, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law office of Welebir | Tierney because we will fight to protect the best interests of your loved one. No one deserves to be abused or neglected.