When you help an elderly family member transition to nursing home or in-home care, you expect your loved one to be treated respectfully and compassionately. Unfortunately, all too often, caregivers do not live up to their duties, and even though nursing homes are required to abide by certain standards, they may still engage in activities that are considered illegal.
If the level of care provided by a nursing home or caregiver does not adhere to the law, you or your family member may have grounds to take legal action to put an end to any physical, emotional, sexual, or financial elder abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or ill-treated at an elderly facility, now is the right time to discuss your case with a lawyer. Douglas County Law can help you investigate your suspicions and determine whether a nursing home or its staff has acted improperly.
If it turns out that your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected, Douglas County Law will advise you of your legal options so that you can put an end to the maltreatment. In some cases, this may mean speaking with nursing home management to stop the cycle of abuse. In more serious cases, you may be advised to file a personal injury action to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions or lack thereof. Douglas County Law knows that you expect your elderly loved one to be treated with kindness, care, and dignity. You can rest assured that Douglas County Law will work to help you achieve that goal and protect your loved one’s rights. Call today to schedule a consultation.