problem that tends to happen more often than it should. There are a number
of potential causes of nursing home abuse such as untrained staff, understaffing, and more.
It’s not easy to prevent something like this from happening, especially
if you don’t know about it occurring in the first place. But as
someone who relies and trusts a nursing home with the care of your elderly
loved one, there are some things you can do to help.
Here are two ways to help prevent nursing home abuse now and in the future.
Always Do Your Research
When you’re looking for a nursing home for your loved one, it’s
of the utmost importance to always do your research. First, make sure
you meet with the owners and staff to ensure they are adequate in caring
for the elderly. You can learn a lot by having a simple conversation.
Check into the history of the nursing home for any complaints they may
have against them. If they do, be sure to bring it up and discuss it with
the owners and staff. It may be a real problem, or it may be an incident
of old management.
Make sure you inspect the grounds to ensure that your loved one will be
in a safe place that focuses on their needs and provides the attention
they deserve. Never leave your loved one in a nursing home where they
won’t be watched after or properly cared for.
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Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Unfortunately, if you can’t prevent nursing home abuse for your own
loved one, you can help in preventing the actions from happening to someone
else in the future. By reporting the incident and taking legal action,
you can help put the negligent party in a public view.
This forces them to take accountability and change their processes in the
future. It forces the facility to improve their standards to protect others
in the future. As a result, fewer elders are victims of abuse and nursing
homes across the nation are in a spotlight, meaning improved care for all.
No matter the circumstances, when nursing home abuse occurs, Brown &
Barron works hard to help the victims hold the negligent party accountable. Our
Baltimore nursing home abuse lawyers dedicate ourselves to helping those in need and righting the wrongs you
If you or a loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse, let us put together
the strong case necessary to guide you towards a successful and favorable
resolution. We stand ready to bring you justice.
For a free case evaluation,
call us today.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review.