Admitting your loved one into a nursing home is a tough decision that you make out of love for them, so you expect them to be completely taken care of. When your loved one is abused or neglected instead of nurtured in a nursing home, it can be hard to take in. You want what’s best for them, so you’ll need to know how to report the abuse so that your loved one can receive justice for the actions against them.
You might have thought that elder abuse wasn’t likely to happen in their long term care facility, but the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 6 people aged 60 and older experience abuse in their community setting. And 2 in 3 nursing home staff members have admitted to committing elder abuse in the past year.
Since it’s a very real possibility for your loved one to experience elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home, knowing how to report the abuse is important for you. You’ll need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. In Columbia, SC, Solomon Law Group can help your loved one stand up to their abusers.