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What should you know about a nursing home abuse lawsuit?

Nursing home abuse and neglect are not quite the same thing in most people's minds. Abuse feels like it is aggressive or violent, while neglect is complete insensitivity to another person's needs. In either case, any action that leads to the harm of an elderly person in a nursing home could be called abuse or neglect.

Nursing homes fail to report all instance of potential abuse

As you may suspect, the reality of nursing home abuse is that abuse and neglect are often underreported in nursing homes. Patients may fear retaliation, people may not know that their loved ones are suffering and even the staff may attempt to cover up wrongdoing.

3 reasons a loved one may be unhappy at a nursing home

When you go visit your loved one in their nursing home, it does not take long to see that they're not happy. What you don't know is why. They won't or can't tell you. That can be an issue when the elderly have degenerative brain diseases and similar disorders. Therefore, you have to figure it out on your own.

Abuse and neglect: Know what steps to take next

You want your loved one to receive the best possible care anytime they need assistance. This includes when they have to move into assisted living or a nursing home. They're not capable of doing everything for themselves any longer, so you expect those you pay for their care to provide it happily.

Choosing a nursing home: The right facility matters

Nursing home abuse is a problem that is sometimes hidden. It can be hard to quantify how often it happens because it isn't always reported. People may fear facing repercussions if they report the abuse, and others may not have the capability to report abuse.

Antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes is a danger to some

There is never a time when a nursing home should be using medications to sedate patients when they're just trying to make their jobs easier. Patients are people, and they shouldn't be "managed" with their medications.

Experts say that nursing home neglect deserves more severe fines

Nursing home residents are some of the most fragile and vulnerable individuals in the United States, and they deserve excellent care and assistance in their living facilities. Unfortunately, they too often suffer from neglect and even outright abuse.

Are nursing home wages too low for proper care?

When you put your loved one in a nursing home, you expect that they will not be neglected and that they will get proper care. It goes beyond human decency and compassion. That is literally what the workers are getting paid to do. It's just professionalism.

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