Has a Family Member Been Abused by Nursing Home Staff?
Milwaukee Elder Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing homes are meant to protect and provide care for those who cannot properly care for themselves. The staff at these facilities is supposed to provide this care with respect and concern for the people they are helping. When nursing home personnel abuse their position and harm or confine nursing home residents, they should be held accountable for these criminal acts. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our elder home abuse lawyers can help you if you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse.
Confinement is a form of severe emotional elder abuse. Often, the resident is placed in a form of solitary confinement without the necessary supervision, attention, or care the staff is supposed to provide them. Involuntarily secluding a normally social elderly individual is both cruel and punitive. It is also a form of neglect.
Elder abuse can also be physical in nature. Sometimes, nursing home residents may require physical restraint in order to keep them from hurting themselves or others. But leaving them alone in restraints cannot be a substitute for staff supervision. Additionally, physical abuse can occur in nursing homes when staff roughly handle elders, such as when they need to rotate bed-ridden residents to prevent bedsores.
Nursing home staff is supposed to try to prevent injuries from happening, not create them. With reductions in budgets and wages, many nursing homes are forcing more qualified and experienced personnel to search for employment elsewhere.
The Important First Step Is To Meet With Us
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of staff abuse or confinement, contact an elder abuse attorney at Aiken & Scoptur, S.C. Our elder abuse lawyers are committed to the safety and rights of nursing home residents. We believe that every nursing home resident should be treated with respect and dignity.
For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding any emotional, physical or verbal elder abuse with an experienced elder abuse lawyer, call 414-914-2803 or use the contact form on this website to schedule a free consultation.