Elderly individuals have many struggles. They're losing their abilities, so they may not remember as well as they used to or could struggle moving from one place to another. Some have chronic diseases or illnesses to manage on top of handling the signs of aging.
As elders become unable to care for themselves, the idea of placing them in assisted living or nursing homes becomes more prominent. The trouble is, these places can be as much of a danger as leaving your loved one at home without support. If you choose the wrong nursing home or assisted-living facility, your loved one could be exposed to neglect or abuse.
There are several kinds of abuse that could affect an elderly person including:
- Mental abuse
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
It's not always possible to guarantee a person's safety in a nursing home or other care setting, but if your loved one is hurt or manipulated, you may have a strong legal case. Regardless of the kind of abuse that an elderly person has faced, it is essential that they receive the care and support they need to recover.
If you find that your loved one has been exposed to abuse after being placed in a care setting, it's important that you reach out to your attorney for help. With good documentation and support, it's possible to fight to hold the facility liable for the injuries they allowed to happen. You can seek compensation and take steps to make sure your loved one is no longer in danger.