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Debunking Nursing Home Abuse Myths

Mar 14, 2018 | Nursing Home Abuse

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Making the decision to move your loved one into a nursing home is difficult. He or she may have trouble dealing with reduced or lost independence, while you may feel guilt—even if the move is for the sake of their health and well-being.

Because many people struggle with this decision, they may not want to accept that their loved ones could be subject to abuse or neglect while living in nursing facilities. In addition, they also may only see their loved ones at specified times each day or week—often when staff members know they’re going to visit. Due to a combination of those factors, some myths and misconceptions about nursing home abuse and neglect are common.

At Stewart & Stewart, our Indiana nursing home abuse lawyers are here to answer any questions or address any concerns you have about the mistreatment of nursing facility residents, including the following prevalent myths:

  • Nursing home abuse or neglect are obvious – While visible bruises, foul odors, or obvious malnourishment can all be signs of abuse or neglect, they’re not always present—and their absence doesn’t mean your loved one is being treated with the respect he or she deserves.
  • Nursing home residents speak out when they’re being mistreated – People who abuse residents in nursing homes often threaten or intimidate them into silence—even when they’re around their loved ones. That’s why it’s important to always be on the lookout for signs of abuse or neglect.

If you believe your loved one’s rights were violated in his or her nursing home, it’s vital that you contact our Indiana lawyers right away for a free consultation. We’re here to help.

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