Washington DC Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
For most families, placing a beloved parent or other family member in a nursing home or skilled care facility is a difficult decision. Many families want to care for their elderly loved one at home but lack the skill and equipment to keep their parent or relative safe and healthy.
As people live longer, caring for a senior often requires advanced skills and training the average person simply doesn’t possess. This has led to a sharp rise in the number of nursing home residents in the United States.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and negligence is on the rise. A study performed over a two-year period revealed that one in three nursing home residents has suffered some form of abuse. Common types of abuse and neglect include bed sores, poor hygiene, dehydration, malnutrition, preventable accidents, and inadequate medical care.
At the Rich Firm, PC, we are unfailingly committed to helping nursing home abuse victims and their families get justice. In the most devastating cases, a nursing home resident is killed due to substandard care. This should never happen in the most developed country in the world. Our elders deserve better. They deserve to be treated with the respect, dignity, and honor they have earned.
We Help Seniors and Their Families
The signs of nursing home abuse and neglect aren’t always easy to spot, especially in nursing home patients who suffer from dementia and other serious health problems. This is why it’s important for all family members to learn the signs of abuse.
It’s also incredibly important for families to visit their elderly loved ones often, and to maintain open lines of communication with loved ones who reside in nursing homes.
Discussions of abuse and neglect are often considered taboo. The best thing families can do for their elderly parents and other loved ones is to encourage dialogue about how they’re being treated and how they feel about their environment and their caregivers.
It’s also important for families to understand that abuse and neglect doesn’t always take place in a nursing home. Seniors and other vulnerable adults can experience neglect and abuse in their own homes at the hands of caregivers and even their own family members.
Furthermore, abuse doesn’t have to be physical to qualify as abuse. In recent years, numerous stories have surfaced of seniors being subjected to emotional, financial, and even sexual abuse.
Elder abuse and neglect is wrong in any setting and under any circumstances. If you believe your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to get a lawyer’s help. You and your family may be entitled to compensation for your elderly loved one’s injuries.
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At the Rich Firm, we are advocates for those who can’t advocate for themselves. We have a long track record of standing up for injury victims, including seniors and vulnerable adults who have experienced nursing home abuse and neglect. Call today to speak to a compassionate Maryland and Washington DC nursing home abuse lawyer about your case.