Any family with a loved one who is experiencing physical or mental decline struggles with the choice of how to appropriately care for this loved one. What frequently starts out as a crisis management situation with various friends and family members stepping in to provide what they can may elevate to a more serious situation at some point in time. This may lead to a conversation about nursing home care. Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never easy, and the discovery of symptoms that your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse can often be too much to bear. If a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, Contact an award winning Santa Barbara elder abuse lawyer at The May Firm to schedule a free consultation.
In an ideal world, all elderly and vulnerable individuals in need of nursing home care would be able to age with dignity and respect inside these facilities. Unfortunately, the rise of the baby boomer generation needing healthcare and a lack of qualified staff means that far too many nursing homes are in over their head. Frustrated and overworked employees may take out their frustrations on residents in the form of nursing home abuse.
Our Santa Barbara nursing home abuse lawyers are available 24/7 for a free no obligation consultation for anyone involved in nursing home abuse. Please fill out our online form or call us at (805) 324-4593 to ensure that your rights are protected. It can be heartbreaking to realize that the facility you so carefully researched is allowing this kind of behavior to happen, but taking action may be the only way to stop the abuse. All elderly individuals should be given appropriate care and concern inside a nursing home, but if this is not happening, you need to speak with a Santa Barbara nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. Stopping the abusive behavior and protecting your loved one begins with talking to a lawyer about your loved one’s rights. Filing a legal claim will send the message that you’re serious about putting an end to the abuse and it may even empower you to recover compensation for the injuries your loved one has sustained.
No elderly individual or family member should have to go through the stressful situation of figuring out next steps when it becomes apparent that nursing home abuse is happening. Do not wait to get the help you need from an experienced attorney. Contact an attorney as soon as possible after you uncover signs of neglect or abuse. It is never easy to be the one who comes forward about these concerns, but it may be the only way to protect someone you love.
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Being aware of the signs of nursing home abuse may be the first step towards stopping it. While some of the emotional issues may not be easily noticed, there are some clues you can watch out for. If you believe that your loved one is suffering at the hands of someone at the facility, you may need to take action by speaking with an experienced attorney. Your willingness to investigate the matter further may protect your loved one but it could also stop the cycle of abuse for others, too.
Some of the most common signals of abuse include unexplained falls, ulcers, broken bones, weight loss, malnutrition, bruises, bedsores, emotional changes and lastly a loved one who does not feel comfortable speaking around nursing home staff.
Nursing home abuse can take the form of mental, physical, sexual, or financial. Your loved one may not always be comfortable talking about these issues directly. In fact, he or she may not even answer your questions when you attempt to find out more. Bear in mind that this is normal. Loved ones, particularly individuals with cognitive issues, may feel as though their situation is their fault or that they will cause it to be worse by talking about it. As a family member, it can be both gripping and challenging to come to terms with the reality of Santa Barbara nursing home abuse, but it is also important to remember that you may be your loved one’s only advocate during this time.
Abuse may also come in the form of neglect, which most often manifests as signals that your loved one is not getting appropriate nutrition, hydration, or medical care. These critical issues could mean that your loved one is unable to recover from an existing injury or illness and it could make their day-to-day life unnecessarily difficult or painful.
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