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We place our elderly loved ones in nursing homes with the assumption that they can be better taken care of there. Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect is all too common in the United States. The National Center on Elder Abuse has found that around 95% of nursing home residents have been neglected or have witnessed neglect. Neglect of elderly people in nursing homes can result in serious injuries or the untimely death of a loved one.

Neglect in Nursing Homes

Issues like not having enough staff, training, or money can lead to neglect in nursing homes. Also, often staff feel as if they’re underpaid to do the kind of work that’s needed in nursing homes, which can lead to carelessness, negligence, and even abuse.

There’s a range of abuse and neglect a person could suffer. Falls and fractures due to an unsafe environment, bedsores, assault and battery, lack of care, verbal abuse, malnutrition, and dehydration are just some examples of the type of neglect a person may suffer at the hands of their nursing home staff. No one deserves to be neglected or treated so carelessly, especially our elders who are no longer able to care for themselves.

Warning Signs to Look Out For

Physical injuries like bruises, sores, broken bones, and bed sores may be somewhat easier to identify. Sometimes, though, conditions like weight loss, reduced hygiene, a changing personality, and depression may signal that abuse or neglect is occurring.

Every person deserves to live their life with dignity, care, and compassion. At The Coppola Firm, we can help you and your loved one if they’ve experienced abuse or neglect. We are here to support you and help navigate the best recovery for your loved one.

Reach us through our contact page or call 716-839-9700 today.

Lisa Coppola

Written by Lisa Coppola

Founder of The Coppola Firm

Lisa A. Coppola, Esq. understands the challenges her clients face, whether they’re starting a new business, taking their existing operations in a new direction, or facing a claim or threat.

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