Nursing home abuse and neglect are tragic and traumatizing to the entire family. Sadly the abuse is preventable. Nursing home facilities are regulated by specific standards of care. When the staff and administration of these facilities fail to meet this reasonable standard of care, it is your loved one and your family that suffers.
Common causes of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Overworked staff
- Understaffed facilities
- Improper use of equipment
- Inadequately trained staff
- Lack of thorough staff background checks
The best thing you can do to help prevent nursing home abuse is to thoroughly vet the facility you select, looking for signs of abuse and neglect. You should also immediately report any abuse or neglect that you suspect or witness. Speaking up can not only prevent further injuries to your loved one, it may also prevent severe injuries to other nursing home residents by helping to put a stop to the abuse.
Has your elderly loved one suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of his or her caregivers? Please call Buckley & Associates at (206) 622-1100 today for your free consultation with experienced Washington nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers. We serve clients throughout the Seattle area and the state of Washington. We also have a satellite office located in Tacoma for your convenience.
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