As in other residential facilities, like nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where the elderly are placed under the supervision of others, group homes can prove environments in which neglect and abuse occur. Group homes are usually small, with no more than six residents and one formally-trained caregiver who also resides in the home.
Why Do Elderly Residents Live In Group Homes?
Usually residents in a group home, elderly or not, are mentally deficient in some way. Thus, they require continual assistance in order to perform the basic tasks of daily living. But these mental disabilities, most notably Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the case of elderly residents, makes the patients in group homes particularly prone to abuse and neglect.
Neglect in group homes often arises because the residents’ sole caregiver is overworked and unable to provide adequate supervision.
Potential Dangers In A Group Home
The attorneys at PA Nursing Home Lawyers have numerous years of distinguished legal experience representing the rights of group home residents who suffered neglect and abuse. Confronting group homes head-on is essential to securing justice for our clients. Some of the situations we’ve based cases on include:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration & malnutrition
- Infections & sepsis
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
- Sexual & physical abuse
- Poor hygiene
- Slip, trip, & fall accidents
- Unexplained cuts & bruises
- Wandering & elopement
Keeping your eyes open for signs of elder abuse and neglect is the first step in combating it and protecting your loved ones. Learn more by reading our FAQs.
Contact A Pennsylvania Group Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
If your loved one has suffered at the hands of a negligent group home, don’t wait to contact us. Our experienced team will handle your case with compassion, skill, and expertise. Schedule your free consultation by calling (215) 563-2499 or filling out our online contact form. Representing the elderly is our sole mission. We believe that your family deserves justice.