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Heartland markets themselves as a nursing home that provides residents with “gracious” daily living and a “homelike” environment. While the description sounds inviting, how much do you know about the day-to-day operations of nursing home facilities like Heartland, and how they go about hiring their caregivers and staff?
While we strive to make the best choice possible for our loved ones, it is not always possible to understand the full scope of a modern nursing home’s situation. Most facilities are for-profit entities, and while some take their duty to the elderly seriously, others may value profit over health and safety.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we have a team of experienced attorneys who meticulously and passionately investigate claims of nursing home abuse in the Chicago area. If you suspect that a cherished loved one may be suffering abuse while living under the roof of one of our area’s nursing home facilities, contact us today.
We take your suspicions seriously and will help get to the bottom of any possible nursing home misconduct. Don’t let your family member suffer in silence, call us today at (312) 346-8620 to schedule a consultation.
Nursing home abuse can be defined as any type of damage inflicted upon an elderly resident by a person in a position of authority or power. Abusers can range from caregivers, nurses, other staff members, or even other residents. Often abusers will choose victims who may be cognitively unable to communicate or speak up about the abuse, or whose condition may result in others questioning the validity of their abuse claims.
Understanding the different forms that abuse takes is crucial in detecting whether an elderly resident is being mistreated while living in a nursing home facility. While not as easily detected, emotional abuse takes an enormous toll on the physical and mental health of nursing home residents.
Elderly residents are also susceptible to financial abuse; according to a MetLife study, the elderly lose at least $2.9 billion dollars annually to financial abusers. These are the most common forms of nursing home abuse:
One of the most common questions that people ask is, how did this happen? While it is true that nursing homes are required to provide a standard of care and are overseen by federal regulators, abuse within the walls of nursing homes happens frequently.
The World Health Organization found that two out of three nursing home staff members actually admitted to committing some form of elder abuse. Factors from a lack of reporting, to nursing homes being reluctant to investigate claims because it could jeopardize their reputation or open them up to lawsuits contribute to the continuing culture of abuse.
These are some of the more common factors that contribute to abuse in nursing home settings:
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we understand that not only is your loved one suffering, so are you. It is painful to see someone you care about treated with such disrespect, to know that their rights are being violated by the very people chosen to care for them. The legal team at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC treats you and your family with the compassion and dignity you deserve, while aggressively investigating your claims of abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one may be suffering from abuse while living in a nursing home facility, contact our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at (312) 346-8620 to schedule a consultation.
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