It is hard to watch a loved one decline in old age, particularly if your aging parent needs help you can’t give them on your own. You know you can’t work and care for them at the same time, so you move them to a nursing facility. This is the case for many Americans with elderly loved ones. Sometimes you have few choices of what facility to use because of proximity, Medicaid coverage or availability. You want to rest assured that your relative is taken care of, but how do you know if you can’t be with them all the time?
Elderly patients are amongst the most susceptible to neglect. They are often helpless at the mercy of the nursing staff. Unlike elder abuse, elder neglect often stems from that person’s immediate needs not being met. Your infirmed relative may not be able to communicate that the caregiver is mistreating them, so it is up to you to recognize the signs of elder neglect:
You want to make sure that your loved one is treated well in their new home or by live-in help. If they’re receiving the right treatment, they can better enjoy a long and productive life. If you suspect they show signs of neglect, contact a lawyer who specializes in elder law. An attorney can protect them when they need it the most.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
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