We all want what’s best for our aging loved ones. Often that means finding a permanent residence for them throughout their golden years that meets their needs and provides them with the respect and dignity they deserve. We trust these facilities to look after our loved ones when we no longer can. When that trust is compromised by neglect or abuse, we step in to defend the rights of the victim and hold the offending facility accountable.
But what is nursing home neglect or abuse? Well, it can come in a variety of forms, including:
- Passive neglect, including malnutrition, chronic psychological health problems, dehydration, bedsores, or lack of personal hygiene.
- Physical abuse, including unexplained bruising, restraint trauma and injuries, and recurring injuries.
- Psychological abuse, resulting in depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
If you see any signs of neglect or abuse to a loved one in a nursing home, give us a call immediately. We’ll fully investigate the nature of your loved ones distress to determine whether or not nursing home abuse exists. If so, we’ll fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. Protect your loved one’s rights and give our Norfolk nursing home abuse attorneys a call today.