Once your close family member or loved one becomes a senior citizen, you will be faced with making all sorts of vital decisions. However, at a certain age in their life, they may need consistent care due to their declining health. If this is the case, you may have to reach the decision that you need to put them in a nursing home.
Researchers have found that, in the past decade, there has been a steep increase in the amount of care needed for seniors. However, this has forced institutions to meet the demand that is currently growing. But, with limited budgets, it is leaving care workers with little education, supervision, and resources, all of which can result in the abuse of the elderly. If you know a loved one that has been the victim of nursing home abuse, call our Edmonton personal injury office immediately. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers can help lead your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
How Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?
Usually, when people imagine elder abuse, they imagine cold nursing homes room, covered in filth. However, this is not exactly what happens. Abuse as senior homes can happen virtually anywhere. Whether it be the elder’s caregiver, spouse, or adult child, elder abuse can happen from anyone and it’s seen in many forms, such as:
- Human rights abuses
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual assault
- Not providing enough access to food and/or water
- Not providing enough medication or medical treatment
Common Signs Of Elder Abuse
Don’t believe falsehoods that nursing home abuse isn’t a serious offense; it is. If you believe that a family member has been abused in their nursing home, it’s important that you document anything that looks suspicious and contact our office.
Note your elderly family member’s health condition and keep an eye out for any negligence in their care. A few red flags to watch out for are:
- Messy appearance
- Other signs of medical negligence
It can be harder to identify emotional or mental abuse. However, keeping an eye out for signs such as loss of appetite, negative behavior, lack of communication, and depression.
Hiring a Lawyer For Your Edmonton Nursing Home Abuse Claim
If you feel that your loved one or close family member has become subject to abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team of personal injury lawyers can help build and strengthen your case, giving you the compensation for the damages at hand.
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