When we place our loved ones under the supervision of elder care professionals, we expect the best for them. The best attention, the best medical care, the best professionally-trained staff.
Unfortunately, the reality inside nursing homes is often very different. According to a study performed in New York, 98% of nursing and elder care facilities do not meet federally recommended staffing guidelines. Nursing homes are chronically under-staffed, and often employ individuals with little to no formal training in their duties. This fact often leads to tragic results.
It may be unthinkable, but it happens every day.
Causes Of Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes
For more potential signs of physical abuse, see our FAQ on the subject.
In our many years of legal experience, the attorneys at PA Nursing Home Lawyers have been confronted with numerous cases of physical and sexual abuse in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and group homes. Below we’ve listed some of the common signs of physical abuse.
You shouldn’t just expect compassionate, professional care from a nursing home or assisted living facility, your loved ones deserve it. It is the nursing home or assisted living facility’s responsibility to ensure that abuse of any nature does not occur.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical and sexual abuse in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, you must act immediately. Allegations of elder abuse are extremely serious, and require the skill and expertise of an experience Philadelphia elder abuse attorney.
Please, don’t remain silent. Only together can we bring the perpetrators of these horrendous crimes to justice. For a free consultation, call PA Nursing Home Lawyers at (215) 240-7771 or complete our online contact form.
Haberman Law is dedicated to representing the rights of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Many of us turn to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes to provide care for our elderly loved ones.
If you suspect that a loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, contact us.
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