Older people can be extremely vulnerable. Their health may keep them from doing all the things they love to do. It can also keep them from the people they love. Even though families may want to care for their elderly family members, their family member’s health may require more significant healthcare interventions.
In these cases, many families rely on skilled professionals to take care of their loved ones. Often, nursing homes are called to take care of the day-to-day and medical needs of their residents. Families trust that their loved ones are receiving the very best care in these situations.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Nursing home residents often find themselves in dangerous situations where they are not being properly taken care of. They may face physical obstacles that can cause injuries. For example, poor lighting, wet floors or poorly maintained buildings can all create hazards.
Hazards can also come from nursing home staff and other residents as well. There is the risk of nursing home neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and more. This can all be seriously dangerous to a resident’s physical, mental and emotional health. In some cases, nursing home abuse may even be deadly.
Families need to know how to respond when nursing home abuse affects their loved ones. Our law firm has experience holding nursing homes responsible for injuries to residents. We understand the laws and how to make them work to protect the elderly. For more information about our law firm and Chicago nursing home neglect, please see our website.