As a previous post highlighted, it is never an easy decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home facility. While residents in Massachusetts might hope to keep their aging loved ones out of these care facilities, in some cases, this is the best option for their situation. This is especially true if continual health care is required and cannot be achieved in their home. Nonetheless, this still means entrusting others to care for a loved one. While there are available routes and methods for nursing home residents to report incidents of neglect and abuse, resources such as ombudsmen do not always remedy these matters.
Elder abuse is not a situation to take lightly, and whether it is physical, mental, emotional or financial abuse, those experiencing these forms of abuse in a nursing home have the right to take action. At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our experienced legal team is dedicated at helping nursing home residents and their loved ones navigate these matters.
In some cases, elderly residents at a nursing home are unable to stand up and fight for their rights. Whether or not they are fully aware of their situation or not, our knowledgeable and skilled attorneys are devoted to helping this vulnerable population through a difficult and often complex situation. We are able to prove neglect or abuse by collecting evidence of situations such as malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, falls, unsanitary conditions, medication errors, misdiagnosis, inadequate staffing and the failure to provide adequate medical care.
Whether a nursing home resident speaks out about their experiences at a nursing home or a loved one expresses their concerns regarding the person’s wellbeing at the facility, our attorneys focus on the needs and goals of the nursing home resident. We work hard to determine the damages suffered, evaluating the financial compensation that might be owed to them.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s nursing home neglect website. In the matters of neglect or abuse at a nursing home facility, it is imperative that both residents and their family members understand the rights afforded to residents and what options are available to al interested parties.