The Most Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Having 24-hour care for them is crucial in this stage of their lives, but putting your trust in someone else to provide that care can be scary. You need to know that they are being treated with respect and dignity and that all of their needs are being met. Unfortunately, each year thousands of lawsuits are filed for nursing home abuse, many of which involved credible facilities in Arkansas.
Abuse can come in many forms, but in our experience, the most common is neglect. Nursing home neglect occurs anytime your loved one’s basic needs are withheld, even once. For instance, if your loved one requires regular medication at specific times and the nursing home staff fails to administer it as directed, your loved one may be the victim of neglect. Another example relates to basic care. Your loved one has the right to maintain proper hygiene, such as regular baths and access to clean toilet facilities. If your loved one has been denied access to either of these basic needs, they may be the victim of neglect.
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, give us a call. Our team of Arkansas nursing home abuse attorneys will investigate whether or not abuse exists and hold those responsible accountable. Your loved one deserves to be treated with respect, and we’ll fight to make sure they are.