There is no excuse for the abuse of the elderly. Millions of elderly live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across America, many of them subjected to carelessness and neglect. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sets strict regulations for elderly care facilities, but it is not uncommon for nursing home staff to take advantage of the residents' vulnerability.
Nursing home abuse is a criminal act. Though abuse can take many forms, primarily, it is an act or omission by a caregiver or professional staff member that causes harm to a nursing home resident. Sometimes it can result in wrongful death.
Nursing home abuse can be:
- Threats, verbal assault, humiliation, isolation and other emotional abuse
- Abuse of court-appointed roles such as guardianship or power of attorney
- Lack of necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living
- Physical or sexual abuse
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, contact Castle Law Office. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.