Nursing home abuse often goes unnoticed because it can be difficult to recognize. Oftentimes, abuse is concealed by nursing home staff, or victims lack the capacity to report mistreatment.
This becomes even more evident when considering the unfortunate fact that nursing home residents live in such facilities because they are unable to care for themselves.
Nursing home residents need help with the basic tasks involved with daily living and activities, including movement from place to place, clothing, bathing, and handling their meals. These elderly residents are likely to be weak; they cannot protect themselves if nursing home staff or others mistreat or harm them physically or psychologically.
If your loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect, or even if you suspect any negligence on the part of a nursing home facility, please do not hesitate to call DeFilippo Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a consultation with our qualified attorneys.