Making the difficult choice to take an elderly family member or loved one out of their own home and transferring them to a care facility is never easy; but we make that choice under the naive and trusting notion that the nurses and staff at the facility will treat our family like they are their own.
The reality, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. The quality of senior care found in the state of Ohio is abysmally bad. With staff receiving 50% less training than other states, staff being greatly outnumbered by their patients, and millions of dollars in fines and far too many deaths due to abuse, sending your senior to a nursing home is often the same as signing their death warrant.
Nursing home abuse has many faces, including:
- Verbal abuse (insults, name-calling)
- Physical abuse (hitting, strangulation)
- Sexual abuse (overt as well as coercive)
- Mental abuse (intimidation, seclusion, and harassment)
- Financial abuse (forced to change their will, stolen money)
Any act that deliberately causes pain and suffering, whether it’s physical or not, qualifies as abuse to your loved one; the bruises left behind aren’t always visible.
The sad truth is that 1 in 6 seniors are abused in nursing homes and have a 300% (yes, you read that right!) greater chance of dying within three years when compared to seniors who are not being abused.
Not all patients in a nursing home are able to speak up for themselves. If you notice any of the following red flags, call my office TODAY at 1 (877) 614-9524 for your free initial consultation:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Mood swings/depression
- Fear of caregiver
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Lack of hygiene
- Withdrawing into self
- Refusing to take medicine
I bring almost 40 years of compassionate experience with me when I take on your case. I work on a contingency, so you don’t pay out of pocket, and I’ll be there for you 24/7 if you have any questions. I will fight alongside you every step of the way to ensure that your loved one gets justice and you get the financial restitution you deserve. If your elder is a victim of nursing home abuse, I’ll go after the facility that harmed them and I’ll Make Them Pay!®