We here at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys at Law Inc., understand the many reasons why families rely on assisted living and nursing home facilities to care for their loved ones. Unfortunately, however, we are also familiar with the large number of issues that can arise over patient neglect and abuse in the nursing home environment. If you or a loved one currently live in a care facility, it is important to be able to know and identify possible forms of elder abuse.
While many nursing home facilities strive to provide residents with above-standard care and attention, serious incidents of maltreatment against elderly patients continue to happen. Helpguide.org explains some of the major types of elder abuse that can occur in the nursing home setting. They include:
- Financial exploitation and/or healthcare fraud
- Patient abandonment or neglect
- Emotional abuse
- Physical and/or sexual abuse