Putting your elderly loved one in a nursing home is often a difficult, but necessary, choice in life. You want to trust that the nursing home you choose will give your loved one the same kind of care you would.
Sadly, many nursing home facilities take advantage of their elderly patients. Whether it is because of inadequate training or overworked staff, the results can be devastating when nursing home abuse occurs.
Keep your eye out for abuse in the facility where your loved one resides by looking for signs, such as:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bruises or bleeding
- Mood swings or withdrawal
- Unclean living conditions
- Fear of the staff
It is important to visit your loved one as often as you can. Identifying nursing home abuse early can save your loved one’s life and may help others by putting an end to an ongoing abuse problem at the facility.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, please call Buckley & Associates at (206) 622-1100 today for your free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home negligence lawyers. We represent clients throughout Seattle and the entire state of Washington. We have office locations in Seattle and Tacoma for your convenience.