This website will provide you with information about your legal rights if you believe your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect.
The decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility can be emotionally painful and is often based upon the expectation that the nursing home or assisted living facility will provide a safe, engaging environment and the level of care that your loved one requires. Many find that this expectation is met. The elderly, however, are our nation’s most defenseless population and can be easy targets for abuse and neglect. When a nursing home allows a resident to be hurt or neglected, family members may feel betrayed and confused about how to protect their loved one and where to turn for help.
Your loved one does not surrender his/her right to protection from abuse or neglect after entering a nursing home or assisted living facility. People’s basic rights and dignity should never be ignored simply because they have need of others’ help with the activities of daily life. The elderly may have a limited ability to communicate, so family members must monitor their loved ones’ care and look for any potential signs of abuse or neglect.
If you believe your loved one has been abused or neglected while living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact our nursing home abuse lawyers by filling out the form on the right.