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If you have put your trust into a nursing home or assisted living facility to care for a loved one, and you now feel that your loved one or family member has been abused, you are not alone. Disturbingly, elderly abuse is common and is on the rise.
There are complaints reported against many of these facilities every year for causing injury or even death. Elderly abuse can come in many different forms, from physical abuse to neglect. Our elderly are one of the most vulnerable groups of people with many already facing forms of dementia, difficulty moving, or other disabilities. Elderly individuals can easily be hurt or taken advantage of. Sadly, abuse among the elderly is common and can lead to horrific consequences.
Whether it is physical abuse, neglect, or any other form of harm, elderly abuse is illegal and should be immediately reported and stopped. It is very important to handle these matters properly and with care. Most people do not know where to make reports of abuse or simply don’t make the reports due to fear or because they believe they have a lack of information as to what is going on in these facilities. You should not ignore your instincts or suspicions about abuse.
We understand how sensitive these matters can be and handle many matters against these facilities. The attorneys at Litt Law Firm can help you and give you all the information you need to proceed with a complaint and potential case against any of these types of facilities.
GET TO KNOW THE SIGNS OF ABUSE
If you notice that your loved one exhibits warning signs of abuse, take immediate action. Warning signs may include any of the following.
– Broken bones
– Bed sores and bruises
– Medication overdose
– Head injury
– Other physical injuries
– Dehydration or malnourishment
– Poor hygiene
– Soiled bedding
– Same clothing everyday
Emotional or Behavioral Changes
– Agitation, withdrawal or fear
– Frequent crying
– Complaints of poor treatment