Stockbridge Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney
Nursing homes help to care for our aging loved ones, and they can offer us considerable peace of mind. If your loved one, however, has been harmed by either nursing home abuse or neglect, the matter is serious, and you shouldn’t proceed without the professional legal counsel of an experienced Stockbridge Nursing home neglect/abuse attorney on your side.
Abuse and Neglect
According to Georgia’s Division of Aging Services, abuse of older adults in the United States is a serious problem that goes seriously underreported. The factor that typically separates nursing home abuse from neglect is intent. Nursing home abuse refers to intentionally harming a resident, and such abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial.
Nursing home neglect, on the other hand, involves failing to provide residents with the basic care necessary to promote their health and well-being. Some of the most common forms of nursing home neglect include:
- Failing to administer the appropriate medications in the appropriate dosages at the appropriate times
- Failing to provide adequate nutrition and hydration
- Failing to provide adequate assistance with movement for those with mobility issues
- Failing to provide adequate opportunities for socialization
- Failing to provide adequate medical attention and care
Nursing home neglect is often the result of nursing homes that are inadequately staffed, that employ negligent hiring practices, and/or that provide inadequate training.
Share Your Concerns with an Experienced Stockbridge Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney Today
If your loved one has been harmed by nursing home abuse or neglect, the compassionate Stockbridge nursing home neglect/abuse attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are well prepared and well-positioned to help. The matter is too important to leave to chance, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.