Finding a nursing home that's suitable for your loved one, whether it's your spouse, a sibling or one of your parents, is never an easy process. Odds are you did extensive research to ensure that you found a nursing home in the Stuart or Port St. Lucie area that would meet their needs. You probably compared nursing homes by researching information and reviews online, visited multiple nursing homes in person to view the living situation and talk to the staff, and talked about the decision with other family members. You want your loved one to live in a safe and comfortable environment, after all.
Unfortunately, there are instances in which the negligence or abuse of a nursing home can result in the injury or death of a resident. In such a case, you'll want to speak to a nursing home negligence attorney right away.
The reason that residents are admitted to nursing homes in the first place is that they are no longer able to care for themselves and their family members do not have the time or capabilities to care for them. When you admit a loved one to a nursing home, you expect that they will not only be treated with care but that they will be given professional assistance with their activities of daily living, which include eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, moving and even getting out of bed.
Because of the help that they need, residents are extremely vulnerable. They, as well as their family members, are putting their trust in the nursing home's staff. This does, however, mean that residents are more vulnerable to potential abuse and neglect. Neglect can result in injuries and death as much as abuse can since many residents need help feeding themselves or even moving. For example, if they lay in bed all day completely neglected, they could potentially develop bed sores.
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases can be quite complex. Residents can be hurt or can pass away without the presence of abuse or neglect, after all. Some of the grounds for abuse and neglect in a nursing home include the following:
Nursing homes are obligated to hire personnel that are qualified and have the proper training. Nursing home staff that are not properly trained are often unable to provide the standard quality of care required by law and that's expected by the resident's family. In such a case, the nursing home can be held accountable for their negligence if the resident is injured or passes away as a result.
It's also worth noting that residents have a right to dignity, respect and privacy. If the nursing home staff do not meet their obligations in making sure these rights are provided, the nursing home can be found guilty of abuse and be held liable as a result.
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It's important that you seek legal advice the moment you suspect nursing home abuse or negligence, even if your loved one hasn't been injured and is alive. You can help prevent further negligence and abuse that could lead to injury or worse.
Additionally, if your loved one experiences bedsores, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, physical assault, sexual assault or financial exploitation, then you should speak with a nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible to stop what's going on, protect your loved one and make sure that the nursing home is held liable for their abuse and negligence so that it doesn't happen again.