Addressing Elder Abuse & Neglect
Nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living arrangements, all place us or those we deeply care about in situations where nurses and caregivers have a level of authority or power over them. There’s a lot of trust that goes into ensuring that these people will do right by the ones in their care, but sadly this is not always the case.
Elder abuse and neglect can take on various forms, such as the following:
- Physical Abuse: Any infliction of physical pain or suffering must immediately be addressed. Physical abuse can include the inappropriate use of prescription drugs or restraints to pacify or incapacitate a senior.
- General Neglect: The nurse or caregiver is not performing the duties outlined in the senior’s care plan, or poorly doing so, in addition to failing to report necessary information regarding the senior’s care and condition.
- Financial Abuse: This involves the exploitation of the elder’s financial resources or property, either by stealing or manipulating the senior into giving money and gifts or including the nurse or caregiver in a will.
- Isolation: When the senior is prevented from seeing or communicating with others. This is typically used as a means of eventually inflicting financial abuse or preventing discovery of it.
If you have endured any of these, or suspect a loved one has, immediately seek legal assistance. Richard A. Heller, P.A.’s elder law attorney in Winter Park is a staunch advocate for our clients, and we’ll aggressively pursue valid claims involving elder abuse and neglect to get our clients what they deserve.
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