Safeguard Your Family Members From Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect
Respect your elders. From the time most of us were children, we heard that phrase. You love and respect your parents and grandparents and you want the best for them. Yet not everyone respects, honors and cares for them properly. Sometimes, they are abused at a place where they should be safe.
If you placed your loved one in someone’s care, you expect them to get respect and care. If your parent, grandparent or another family member or friend suffered nursing home abuse or neglect in Suwanee, Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, call our personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Medina, P.C.
Senior Abuse Is Unacceptable
Abuse happens when someone intentionally neglects or physically harms someone. When that is a child, a vulnerable adult or a senior citizen, it is offensive and illegal.
Georgia law classifies abuse as:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
Abusers can be caregivers, family members and people who are legally bound to act in the best financial or personal interests of someone. Caregivers is a broad term, but it includes administrators, doctors, home healthcare aides, nurses, nursing home assistants and nursing home support staff.
Our seniors should be respected and honored, not abused and ignored. Unfortunately, elder and senior citizens are too frequently treated this way. Nursing homes and assisted living centers have statewide standards they must adhere to. When they fall short, they can be held legally accountable.
Residents of nursing homes have the right for:
- Appropriate care
- Discrimination free environment
- Freedom of choice
- A proper diet
- Freedom from physical or chemical restraints, including isolation and restrictions
Your Family Members Living At Nursing Homes Have Rights
Your parents and grandparents have rights. They are entitled to not be abused or criminally neglected. The laws that protect them can be complex and confusing.
Too often, senior citizens are taken advantage of, abused or neglected. Contact us if you suspect a family member or friend is being abused at a nursing home or by someone who should be caring for them. Call the lawyers in our Suwanee office at 770-564-1600 or email us.