Your Mom, Dad, Grandparents, and loved one in a nursing home can be a big step in your life and theirs. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and overall living needs are met. We optimistically believe that the people who will take care of our loved ones will always be attentive and caring, but, that is often not the case. Nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming an epidemic in the United States, and needs to be addressed and accounted for in many ways. Starting with justice for your loved ones.
Every year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse. Research suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even without any life-threatening and chronic conditions.
What are the types of elderly abuse?
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Exploitation of Money
What are the signs of abuse?
- Random cuts or brusies
- Torn or bloody clothing
- Broken bones
Types of emotional abuse:
- Intimidation through yelling and threats
- Isolating the patient from other residents and/or activities