Do You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect?
We are living longer. With this longevity comes health concerns and care needs. Often, when we need to balance taking care of ourselves, our family and our loved ones, we seek out safe place for our elderly loved one to get the daily care, medication and oversight they need.
Nursing Homes Are Supposed To Be Safe
When we find a nursing home or memory care unit for our loved one, we are assured that:
- Their medications will be administered correctly.
- They will be physically safe, clean and not left alone for long stretches.
- Their nutritional needs will be met.
- They will be attended to throughout the day and night.
Nursing home care and memory care living are expensive. Even so, they can be understaffed, underfunded or operating with poorly trained staff.
What To Do If You Suspect Abuse Or Neglect
We are seeing an uptick in the amount of abuse and neglect reported in senior living care centers. These reports include inappropriate use of physical restraints, over medicating (sedatives), falls due to inattentiveness, unnecessary use of urinary catheters, bed sores (also called pressure sores), and lack of nutrition with weight loss.
Speak To An Attorney Who Can Help
Attorney John Martine knows that early legal intervention in nursing home abuse cases can often mean not only protecting your loved one and receiving due compensation, but also raising the flag to stop the abuse and spare other families the pain and anguish this causes.
The best thing we can do to bring a halt to abuse and neglect is to hold these facilities accountable. If you have a loved one who has suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home, memory care unit or other senior care facility, contact John V. Martine at John V. Martine, Attorney at Law. Get the information you need to move forward in an initial consultation. Call 205-606-6788 or send an email to schedule an appointment. Firm principal John Martine speaks both English and Spanish. Se habla español.