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It is never an easy decision when you realize that the time has come to entrust a loved one’s care to a nursing home. Our loved ones’ “golden years” should be just that, golden. So, we do our homework and use our best judgment to find a caring and compassionate facility that will take care of our family members as we would.
Unfortunately, no matter how much we prepare, we can never account for everything, and not all nursing homes take their responsibilities seriously. A revolving door of caregivers can mean you may never truly know the person responsible for your family member’s everyday wellbeing. Nursing homes such as Aperion Care can boast tree-lined streets in a thriving neighborhood, but you need to be comfortable about what is going on behind closed doors.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we truly care about the health and wellbeing of your precious loved ones. If you suspect that there could be a chance that your loved one is being abused in any way, we ask that you don’t hesitate to call our office and talk with one of our skilled attorneys.
We have the resources available to thoroughly investigate your claims and get to the bottom of what triggered your reaction. Whether it is physical, mental, or even financial abuse, we want to ensure that you and your family are protected. Call us at (312) 346-8620 for a free consultation to review your concerns.
The Nursing Home Abuse Center characterizes the term “nursing home abuse” as any type of action or behavior that hurts an elderly resident in either a nursing home or long-term care facility. The definition is broad because nursing home abuse can take so many different forms. We may think of abuse strictly as physical. Physical abuse is one of the easiest to identify when we begin to notice patterns of cuts, bruises, broken bones, and unexplained injuries.
However, residents can also be abused mentally or emotionally, sexually, financially, and they can even be neglected to the point where it falls under the umbrella of abuse. Statistics compiled by the Nursing Home Abuse Center suggest that nearly 1 out of 3 nursing homes in the United States have been cited for some form of abuse.
There is a huge variety of factors that come into play when we talk about why nursing home abuse occurs at all. It seems hard to fathom the fact that anyone would want to intentionally cause harm to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Many of the reasons abuse takes place in nursing home facilities stem from the employees that nursing homes hire and the corporation who oversees running the facility itself.
Here are a few of the more common reasons that nursing home abuse takes place:
The signs of nursing home abuse may not always be obvious. Some signs are subtle and hard to detect, especially if a caregiver is trying to cover their tracks. It is important to stay vigilant, ask questions, and trust your instincts. No one knows your loved one better than you. If you feel like something is wrong, you need to dig deeper, and if you need help, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can provide it. If you suspect some type of abuse is happening to a loved one, be on the lookout for some of these more common signs of abuse:
Emotional or Personality Changes
Other Warning Signs:
Any one of these signs can signal abuse, and Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you thoroughly investigate your concerns to determine if abuse or neglect is occurring.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we pride ourselves on offering you and your loved ones compassionate and sensitive care during this strenuous time. We know you have a lot of questions and want to make sure that your family member is safe. Our legal team has the experience and resources to investigate your suspicions and look into allegations of nursing home abuse.
Your family deserves the best—don’t settle for less than they deserve. Call us at (312) 346-8620 for a free consultation.
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