Nobody needs help more than a nursing home resident; that is why most residents are in nursing homes in the first place, because they need assistance in many daily activities. Unfortunately, because nursing home residents are often in such a fragile state, they can easily be taken advantage of. It is safe to say that most nursing homes in Boston are wonderful places that treat their residents with respect and care, but there are certainly some nursing homes out there that mistreat their residents.
It is a frightening thought that your loved one who is placed into a nursing home specifically because they need careful attention is being mistreated. There are certain signs that can indicate a substandard nursing home that you may wish to avoid, but even the most reputable nursing homes may have one employee who does not meet the same standard of care that the rest of the home’s employees do.
In order to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care that they need, it is recommended that you visit them regularly. Do not be afraid to question them about their care and observe them physically for signs of abuse. If you notice something suspicious, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss your rights and the rights of the nursing home resident.
It may not be the most common area of personal injury law, but nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence absolutely fall under the legal area of personal injury. Just like other injury cases, victims can be compensated if they are wrongfully injured or even killed by another person’s negligence or intended abuse. Visit our webpage to learn more about how we can help you with your case and ensure that your loved one is not mistreated.