Placing your loved one in a nursing home is or assisted living facility can be a difficult, emotional decision. You’d like to think that the care they’ll be receiving it equal to or better than what you could do for them at home. In most cases it most definitely is, but what happens when the care provided is poor or even abusive.
Sadly neglect and abuse, both physical and mental can be par for the course in these environments. Factors like poor training and young, inexperienced staff can lead to these travesties. How will you know if it is happening to your loved one?
Types of Elder Abuse / Neglect
Poorly trained or impatient staff may hastily injure the patient, leaving them with:
Sometimes you could be dealing with disrespectful or frustrated staff, subjecting the patient to taxing mental abuse:
Keep an eye on your loved one’s account for signs of these:
Look For These Signs in Your Loved One’s Condition/Behavior
These examples of abuse and neglect are certainly dispicable, but sadly they do sometimes happen in these facilities. If you feel that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to contact us.