October 9th, 2017| When loved ones develop long-term health problems that they aren’t capable of handling on their own, nursing homes can help bring their families peace of mind. Whether a loved one’s health and independence is compromised due to age or illness, the process of finding a quality nursing home facility can be a difficult transition for everyone involved. Choosing a nursing home for a loved one can be made easier simply by knowing that they will be in a place with around-the-clock care and personalized attention. However, not all nursing homes meet the standards people expect. In fact, some are understaffed, under-budgeted, or staffed by untrained workers who neglect and even abuse residents. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s important to talk to the following people:
- Your loved one – Ask your loved one what happened and get as much information as possible, including when the abuse occurred and whether it has happened before.
- Nursing home management – Ask to speak with a manager or supervisor at the nursing home right away. Make sure they are aware of any potentially dangerous conditions, staff behaviors, or oversights.
- A California nursing home abuse lawyer – All California nursing home residents have rights granted by the state, and our legal team wants to help protect your loved one’s rights.