Nursing Home Abuse: Physical and Sexual Abuse
When searching for a facility for your loved one, you expect to find one that is proper staffed with professionals to provide your loved one with the finest care. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed and do not provide the proper training for the staff they do have. It is hard to imagine that a loved one would be subjected to physical and sexual abuse while in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Signs of physical abuse in nursing home or assisted living facility are:
- Unexplained scars or bruises
- Fractured or broken bones
- Fearful or anxious behavior
- Patient encourages family to not complain to staff
Sexual abuse can happen for a variety of reasons:
- Difficulty in communication – the medical state of the resident or the medication they are prescribed, may make communication difficult which may be inviting to an abuser.
- Inadequate supervision – poor supervision could result in visitors taking advantage of other residents.
- Intimidation – some abusers may threaten their victims by withholding food, medication, or other necessities.
- Residents abused by other residents.
No amount of abuse is acceptable. The safety and security of your loved one is of utmost importance to you and it is the responsibility of the nursing home or assisted living facility to provide that to your loved one.
The Banks Law Group is well versed in the needs of our clients. Our team is dedicated to uncovering the truth and finding justice from those injured by the negligence of a caregiver. Don’t hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation today!
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