What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?

on March 20, 2014 by Gene M. Lerner

Gene's picDeciding to place your loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, but selecting the right nursing home is even harder. We have all heard the stories of abuse and neglect that the elderly face, so it is important to thoroughly research the facilities you are considering.

Nursing homes are subject to strict standards, especially if they receive Medicare and Medicaid funds. And, since nearly all nursing homes receive federal funds, they are required to comply with the laws, rules and regulations. A few examples of the services nursing home facilities are required to provide are:

  • Establish a comprehensive care plan
  • Ensure that all residents receive proper medical care
  • Provide satisfactory nursing staff
  • Treat residents with dignity

There are numerous other requirements and any violation of any one of them may constitute abuse. If you believe your loved one is being neglected or abused, let the personal injury attorneys at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt evaluate the situation. We take swift action to stop the abuse and to hold the nursing home accountable.

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