Nursing home residents are supposed to receive high-quality and attentive care from doctors, nurses, and other staff members. But that doesn’t always happen. Residents being abused or neglected by caregivers is all too common, and it’s often related to poor management, profit-over-safety mentalities, and hiring under-qualified employees.
Unfortunately, another concern for nursing home residents has emerged in recent weeks: the threat of being infected by COVID-19. This pandemic has spread to all corners of the globe, and it’s particularly dangerous to nursing home residents. That’s because the virus already hits elderly people and people with existing medical conditions the hardest, and that describes a large segment of the nursing home population in Virginia.
If your loved one lives in a nursing home facility, you may be unable to visit them at this time, or your visits may be limited. That said, it’s still important to keep a close eye on your loved one’s health and wellbeing. Call them often and try to arrange virtual visits via webcam. Many nursing home residents feel frightened and more alone than ever right now, and hearing the voices and seeing the faces of their loved ones can brighten their days.
And as always, if you find out that your loved one was mistreated, neglected, or abused while living in their nursing home, Skolrood Law Firm wants to help. Our Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyers will do everything in our power to get your family maximum compensation for your loved one’s mistreatment. Contact us today for a free consultation.