When you turn to a licensed nursing home to care for your elderly family member, you expect your loved one to receive a high standard of care. Deciding on a nursing home is never easy, and families do everything they can to find an environment that feels safe. Despite these efforts, many residents, sadly. become the victims of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Approximately two million cases of elder abuse are reported every year in the U.S. and many cases involve adult care homes and nursing facilities. It is estimated that more elder abuse cases go unreported each year. Nursing home residents may suffer abuse from a caregiver, staff member, or even a fellow resident. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial, or it may take the form of neglect, which is when a resident is harmed by substandard or improper care.
As an experienced Michigan nursing home abuse lawyer, I can help families secure compensation for recovery and help reduce incident rates in Southeast Michigan.
I’m prepared to handle the unique challenges of an elder abuse case, which includes aiding family members through the litigation process.
There are two distinct types of care facilities protected under state statute: adult care homes (also called assisted living facilities) and nursing facilities.
Friends and family must be vigilant in detecting signs of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, as many victims may not possess the ability to speak out against their abuser.
Elder abuse, again, can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or may take the form of neglect. Common signs of elder abuse include:
If you notice any of these signs, you should immediately report them to the appropriate parties.
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