We agonize over the decision of whom we should entrust with the care of our elderly relatives and friends. However, we hear more and more about nursing homes and elder care facilities that abuse that trust and take advantage of - or in the worst cases, inflict harm on - our elderly loved ones. Often elders are too frail to care for themselves, and that frailty renders them vulnerable to unscrupulous people who prey on their need for assistance. This abuse has not escaped the attention of lawmakers, however, as all fifty states have passed elder abuse laws to deal with this problem.
To help your elderly relatives and friends, you must be able to recognize the signs of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes a range of harm from overt, visible physical injuries to neglect, which commonly results in dehydration, malnutrition, and infections caused by bedsores left untreated. If you visit your elderly friend and notice signs of abuse or neglect, the facility may be mistreating or neglecting other residents as well.
We would like to hear from you if you are the relative or a friend of an elder you believe suffers from abuse or negligence in a nursing home in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada areas. To arrange a FREE consultation and discuss the legal options, contact us online or call us at 800-906-9138 or 702-309-3333. Your involvement could make all the difference.