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Understanding rights of nursing home residents

When an elderly loved one has depreciating health, it can be a very difficult decision to move that family member into a nursing home. Even when an appropriate facility is located and family members have the assurance that their loved one will receive constant care, this does not eliminate the concerns regarding the health, security and safety of that loved one.

At our law firm, we understand that it can be difficult to act on concerns regarding potential neglect or abuse of an elderly loved one. However, if there are signs of neglect or abuse, it is important that family members understand the steps they could take to protect the health and safety of their loved one who is living at the nursing home facility.

Elder abuse can involve issues such as malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, falls, unsanitary conditions, medication errors, misdiagnosis, wandering from the nursing home, inadequate staffing at the facility and failure to provide medical care. When an elderly loved one is harmed due to neglect or abuse, it is necessary to prove that the negligence of the nursing home was the cause of the harm or injury suffered by the nursing home resident.

Our attorneys have helped past clients successfully assert claims of elder abuse or neglect in pursuit of compensation for the damages caused by the incident. Additionally, our firm has helped prove liability, holding nursing home facilities responsible for their negligence. No matter the situation, it is important that the rights of nursing home residents are understood. To lean more, please visit our nursing home neglect website. This could provide general information, helping individuals make informed decisions.

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