Nursing Home Abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult decision. But most families simply do not have the resources to take care of their loved ones at home. While it is a difficult decision, you should not be influenced by fear that nursing home abuse will harm your loved one.
Unfortunately, this is a consideration people must take, because the elderly are abused at 1 in 3 nursing homes. Some of these harmful abuses include:
-Inadequate medical care
-Inadequate sanitation and hygiene
There have even been instances of residents being assaulted by the staff. This is simply uncalled for. Elderly people that have been placed in nursing homes should not have to sleep with one eye opened. Residents and their loved ones who have been mistreated or abused should seek help from an experienced attorney immediately. The elderly are our friends, parents, and grandparents and they deserve to be treated as such. If you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola.