As a child, you depended on the care and support of our parents. They took care of you, worried about you, and did everything in their power to provide you with safety and good health. As you grow up, however, the roles often become reversed. Often, you are faced with the duty of taking care of your parents. You want the best care for them, but it can often be hard to be there 24/7. That’s why it is imperative that the people caring for them treats them as you would, providing them with compassion and kindness. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone. Elder Care Law comes into play when compassion and kindness don’t exist.
If you’ve noticed anything suspicious about the state of your parent, or about the care you think they’re receiving, it is wise to go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. You may feel crazy for voicing anything, but it is better than letting elder abuse go unnoticed.
Sadly, up to 1 out of 6 nursing home residents are the victims of abuse every year. Elderly patients with dementia have an even higher risk, and up to 50% of them experience some kind of abuse. What constitutes elder care abuse includes:
Neglect is a key piece of elder care abuse, as it is a common result of understaffing or inexperience. Neglect can have extremely harmful results such as bed sores, infections, malnutrition, dehydration, poor sanitation, and more. To learn more about types of elder care abuse and neglect, you can visit the Nursing Home Abuse Guide for more information about elder care law and elder care abuse studies.
While your main objective is probably to get your parent out of an abusive situation and into a safe environment, it is also your right under elder care law to take legal action and demand justice for any abuse that has taken place.
Elder care law doesn’t just apply to severe and blatant abuse. It applies to all forms of neglect and mistreatment. If your loved one isn’t being cared for adequately, it is your right to seek legal counsel.
If you are suspicious about the care your parent is receiving, or if you know they are being abused in some capacity, you know just how heartbreaking it can feel. We do, too. That’s why at Greenberg & Stein, we work with you to get the justice your parent deserves. We will confidently advise you on the best course of action you should take, and stand by you throughout the process.
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C, we use our combined 50 years of professional experience to win difficult cases and get justice for our clients. We understand that each case is different, and that every victim is unique. Because of this understanding, we have been successful in recovering millions of dollars for our clients and leaving people with the peace and closure that they deserve.
We offer personalized services for each client in order to get the best possible outcome for the case, and we are available 24/7 to help you in your time of need.
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