Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be emotionally difficult. We want our loved ones to be treated with kindness and compassion by the entire staff at the facility. But we must trust and rely upon the staff that works at the facility without being able to oversee or monitor the day-to-day treatment of the resident. However, there are certain risk factors we should look out for to avoid any potential mistreatment of our loved one.
There may be caregivers within the facility, on the medical staff and in other departments, who are feeling overworked, stressed, experiencing emotional problems, having substance abuse issues, etc., and not in control of the effects of these issues on their work responsibilities. There may also be staff that are poorly trained, inexperienced, subject to less than favorable working conditions or have less than optimal support. Facilities that are under-staffed, have insufficient security or a lack of appropriate protocol and procedures put extra strain on the staff that is there and put residents at further risk of abuse.
Nursing home risk abuse factors may also include the resident’s own physical and mental health condition, as well as the conditions of other residents in the facility. Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia are at a greater risk because these conditions make it harder for the resident to report abuse or neglect due to a poor memory or speech loss. Sadly, aggressive behavior on the part of any resident can bring out aggressive behavior on the part of staff and other residents. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility, call the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY at 877-504-5562 right away. Our attorneys have years of experience and will work diligently to help nursing home abuse victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries.
The Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable and professional. We are committed to providing top quality and skilled legal representation to you while preserving your dignity and privacy. If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, abused or neglected, don’t wait. Call 877-504-5562 or email [email protected].