Nursing Home Abuse
Over the last few decades, the science of medicine has advanced significantly and the life expectancy of Americans has risen as a direct result. In fact, nowadays more Americans are hitting their 100th birthday and beyond.
Nursing Home Abuse is a Growing Concern
According to the Center or Disease Control and Prevention, “centenarians” increased 43.6 percent from the number of “centenarians” in 2000. More and more Americans are living longer lives, and as such, the children of these older Americans often discover themselves serving as caregivers to their parents. More often than not, the medical needs of the aging parents become pressing, and at times confusing and even overwhelming. Hence, many adult children find themselves forced to confront the reality of having to turn over the care of their parents to licensed professionals in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities.
In placing your loved one in the care of a nursing home facility or other assisted living center, you naturally anticipate that the caregivers will treat your mom, dad, or other family member with the same respect and devotion that you would. In the event, those standards are not upheld, then you and your loved one have legal rights.
If your loved one was killed, suffered a sub-standard level of care, or was mistreated, then you have rights, and the Testa Law Group wants to stand up for you and your family.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Although nursing home abuse is often physical mistreatment, there are many different types of nursing home abuse, which often go far beyond just physical mistreatment. For example, you or a loved one could experience nursing abuse from:
- Force feeding;
- Failing to provide treatment for sores and other ailments;
- Failing to maintain your loved one’s hygiene and cleanliness;
- Mishandling your loved one’s transportation (transport to and from vehicle, bathroom, bed); and
- Over-medicating or under-medicating.
If you seek, an attorney who has your best interests at heart, contact the Testa Law Group to ensure your loved one is compensated for the neglect and mistreatment that they and that you, as family members, have endured due to negligence and complacent indifference. The Testa Law Group will help you through this difficult time.