Growing older can be hard. It can be sobering and depressing for the elderly to live with deteriorating bodies and minds. It’s taxing for spouses and other family members to care for them. Sometimes hiring in-home nursing care or moving an elderly loved one into assisted living or a nursing home is the only way to manage.
Hiring care for the elderly is expensive, and paying caretakers to look after a loved one — regardless of finances — should mean that all of his or her needs are met (food, shelter and mental stimulation). Unfortunately, too often, nursing home staffs don’t follow through. Braker White considers nursing home neglect and elder abuse unconscionable. It is a tragedy that needs to be stopped and legal action is truly the most effective way to send the message. If your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, contact our compassionate Odessa, TX, nursing home abuse lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
“All residents in nursing homes are entitled to receive quality care and live in an environment that improves or maintains the quality of their physical and mental health,” says The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. Despite the law, elder abuse still occurs. It might not be obvious to an outsider that nursing home abuse is actually happening, but there is a sign that is sometimes ignored. So, pay attention and respond if your loved one says something suspect is going on, that belongings have been stolen or that needs aren’t being met.
Some elderly nursing home residents, because of health or cognitive reasons, aren’t able to tell you they are unsafe, or they may be afraid to dispute administrators who tell you everything is fine. Whether it’s obvious that elder abuse is going on, or you only suspect nursing home neglect, don’t take on the caregivers and facility administrators on your own.
Contact Braker White
If you suspect an elder friend or loved one is suffering from abuse in a nursing home, or even from a family member or hired in-home caretaker, do not wait! Ask Braker White for help. Our attorneys are compassionate Odessa, TX, nursing home abuse lawyers who want justice for those who can’t fight for themselves here in Odessa, Midland, the Permian Basin and Texas Hill Country. Contact our team today by calling 432-508-5421 or by filling out our free online form.