Making the decision to move your loved one into a nursing home was difficult, but it was for the best. While nursing homes often represent the loss of true independence for residents, they also mean greater peace of mind from them and their loved ones, as residents have access to healthcare providers and wellness checks on a daily basis if they need them.
However, the perks of nursing homes can be greatly overshadowed by the potential downsides: namely, abuse and neglect. It’s no secret that nursing home residents in Virginia and throughout the U.S. are sometimes mistreated by staff members, caretakers, and medical professionals. That mistreatment can range from failing to give residents the care and attention they deserve (neglect), to outright physical, emotional, and sexual attacks (abuse).
When abuse or neglect happen, nursing home owners and administrators can be held liable, especially if they knew about the mistreatment or didn’t take action after previous incidents occurred. In addition, they also may be considered responsible if their hiring practices, such as understaffing or hiring unqualified workers, could have resulted in abuse or neglect.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke nursing home abuse attorneys believe that residents deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and care when living in nursing facilities. In fact, all nursing home residents in Virginia have many rights, and when those rights are violated, they need legal representation to protect themselves now and in the future—and that’s where we come in. If your loved one was mistreated at their nursing home, we want to help. Contact us today.