Whether it is due to old age or for rehabilitation, it is never an easy decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Such transition can be a huge change for an aging family member. Moreover, it can be challenging for loved ones because they are placing much trust in the nursing home facility and its staff members to care for and meet the needs of their family member. While nursing homes are often adequate facilities that meet all the needs of their residents, some fail to do so – often because of negligence.
When family members begin to notice signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse or neglect, this can be a challenging time. It can be difficult to accept that this might be occurring, making it even harder for them to take the necessary steps to investigate the matter further.
At the Law Offices of Joseph J Cariglia, P.C., our legal team understands the sensitivity and concern surrounding the issue of nursing home neglect. Therefore, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate these issues and concerns. Whether you believe your loved one is suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, falls, unsanitary conditions, prescription errors, inadequate staffing or failure to provide medical care, our experienced lawyers will help uncover the evidence to determine the cause of these incidents.
If a negligent nurse or negligent nursing home is to blame for the injuries of a loved one, there are recourses available. A legal action could help the nursing home resident as well are their family members collect compensation for any damages or losses suffered from the incident.
To lean more, check out our law firm’s nursing home neglect website. Although it is a difficult time moving a loved one into a nursing home, living at the facility should not be a negative or harmful experience. Therefore, loved ones should explore their options if they expect neglect or abuse.