Making the decision to place your mother, father, grandparent, or other loved one in a nursing home is never easy. You worry about his or her health and the quality of care he or she will receive at the nursing home facility. Unfortunately, some nursing home facilities hire underpaid and undertrained staff who may abuse or neglect residents.
At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we know that your loved one’s safety and well-being are your top priorities. If you suspect your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home, we want to investigate and help your family get money to pay for medical bills and relocation to a different nursing home. Contact us today by dialing (800) 444-5000 or completing our quick and easy online form.
ABUSE AND NEGLECT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Some of the most common questions we hear about nursing home abuse and neglect are:
- What is the difference between abuse and neglect?
Abuse refers to when patients are hurt emotionally or physically by staff members. Insults, physical restraints, and assaults are all forms of abuse. Neglect refers to when patients are denied the resources they need to live. This can include withholding food, medication, or communication from patients.
- What should I look for when choosing a nursing home?
Look at the staff-to-patient ratio to make sure your loved one will get personalized attention and care. If there are too few staff members caring for patients, your loved one may be more likely to be a victim of abuse or neglect. You also should note resident living conditions and the overall appearance of the facility.
- How can I prove that my loved one was abused or neglected?
Visit our What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect page to learn what steps to take to protect your loved one’s safety and legal rights.
The lawyers at Terry Bryant are here to handle your nursing home abuse claim. You have enough to deal with after finding out your loved one was neglected or abused. Let us take care of the legal paperwork while you focus on caring for your family.