Jonesboro Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Nursing homes provide an invaluable service that can help our aging relatives continue to live their fullest lives. If, however, your loved one suffers from nursing home neglect or abuse instead, it is an especially difficult situation for which you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Jonesboro nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer on your side.
Is It Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?
Nursing home neglect and abuse are both extremely serious and dangerous practices, but there is an essential difference between the two. Nursing home neglect is predicated on the absence of adequate care, but nursing home abuse involves the intention to cause harm, which makes the act that much more reprehensible. While both neglect and abuse can leave your aging loved one seriously harmed, facing the fact that someone intentionally injured your relative can be exceptionally difficult to bear.
Common Forms of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect is often the result of poorly run, organized, and/or managed facilities, and common forms of such neglect include:
- Inadequate hydration and/or nutrition
- Inadequate help with personal hygiene
- Inadequate opportunities for interacting with others socially
- Failure to adhere to an appropriate medication schedule
- Failure to provide the appropriate medications
- Failure to provide a clean, safe living environment
- Failure to keep up with a resident’s evolving physical and emotional needs
Consult with a Dedicated Jonesboro Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer Today
If your aging loved one has been harmed by nursing neglect or abuse, the compassionate and committed Jonesboro nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys at the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, have the experience and legal insight to help. To schedule your free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 today.