Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a decision that is often fraught with worry. You want to make sure your elderly relative is receiving the care and compassion that he or she needs and deserves. Unfortunately, many nursing homes, rather than providing appropriate care and attention, actually put their elderly residents at greater risk of harm. At one facility in New York, for example, 17 staff members were cited for felony elder abuse. How can you protect your loved ones most effectively?
One of the best ways to ensure that your elderly relative is safe and well taken care of is to visit him or her regularly. This will give you the opportunity to take in the conditions of the facility firsthand, as well as to monitor your loved one for signs of abuse or neglect. If abuse does occur, an elder abuse lawyer can be your most valuable ally, both in protecting your elderly relative from further abuse and in helping to hold the facility accountable for its actions and the actions of its staff.
Whether the abuse is physical, verbal, sexual or even financial, enlisting the help of an experienced elder abuse lawyer is your best bet to ensuring a better future for your elderly relative. They have the experience to make sure your elderly one is not taken advantage of again.
To find an elder abuse lawyer who can assist in your case, contact the law firm of Garcia & Artigliere today at (800) 328-2630 or online at www.lawgarcia.com. You don’t have to face this alone.