“I’ll come see you tomorrow.”
Maybe you say that to your loved one on the phone, letting them know you’ll come visit them in the nursing home. When you do visit, the last thing you expect is to find out they are being abused.
When you have to make the tough choice to put a loved one in a nursing home, you do so because they need more care than you are able to provide. You should be able to trust the staff.
If you need a nursing home abuse attorney in Hollywood, you can contact the Dante Law Firm. We will fight for you and your loved one to get the compensation you deserve.
The number of nursing homes in the United States is approaching 16,000, a number that will certainly continue to rise as life expectancies increase. Florida has one of the oldest average populations in the country, with the average age already above 42. That makes sense, considering how desirable this state is for those looking for a nice place to retire.
But making the decision to put a loved on in a nursing home is not easy. When researching facilities, one problem we have is that elder abuse is underreported. There aren’t many in depth elder abuse studies.
According to the CDC, elder abuse occurs most frequently in the following six ways:
It is hard to think about any nursing home staff abusing their residents in any of those ways, but we know it happens.
If you find out your loved one is being abused in some way at a nursing home, get your loved one into a safer situation and away from the abuse. Immediately report it to the police.
There is no excuse for anyone abusing the elderly in our society. They can’t fight back and often do not even know the abuse is taking place. It can be shocking to find out that your mom or dad, grandmother or grandfather, are being abused. It’s not right and the Dante Law Firm wants to help you hold the people responsible accountable. We will work to ensure you and your loved one are compensated fairly after the abuse is discovered.You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.