Sometimes elderly people who are in nursing homes can end up being mistreated or abused by their caretakers. It is very important that all elderly people know what to do if they’re put in this horrible position. Being disabled increases risk. To avoid this and protect yourself you should talk with a lawyer, contact an inspector or nursing home agency, and speak with a physician to document abusive behavior.
- Elderly people who reside in nursing homes are at risk of abusive treatment.
- Before choosing a nursing home, do some research about complaints from past residents and their families
- If the facility has been cited for abuse or other problems, avoid it.
“The department on aging, law enforcement, lawyers, and doctors can all be of assistance to you. These professionals can help you to get your elderly family member into a safer living situation for better health.”