As the need for nursing homes and assisted care facilities for the elderly continues to grow so does the number of reports of elderly abuse or neglect. When a person decides to place a loved one into one of these homes the decision can be very difficult. However, a person in Providence should not have to worry about his or her loved one being the victim of nursing home abuse.
The family of an 86-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s has alleged that she was the victim of abuse by the nursing home where she is a patient. According to the woman’s daughter, she suffered several injuries, including an eye that was bruised and swollen shut, broken cheekbones and a broken nose. According to reports the nursing home called the woman’s daughter and reported that the woman had fallen in her bedroom.