One of the most common forms of elder abuse is nursing home abuse – intentional infliction of physical, financial, sexual, mental, or emotional harm on a person 60 years or older that occurs in a long-term care facility. Beyond pain and injury, nursing home abuse can involve any type of punishment, confinement, or threats.
Nursing home neglect is elder neglect that, again, occurs within a long-term care setting. Neglect takes place when either a staff member or visiting family member fails to meet the older adult’s basic needs (such as food, clothing, shelter, or healthcare).
Do you think that you or someone in your life may be a victim of nursing home abuse? See our FAQ page on how to report elder abuse in Polk County. You also may be entitled to compensation for any damages, including pain and suffering. Discuss your case with a trusted and experienced nursing home abuse attorney today.