When Connecticut residents help their elderly relatives pick a nursing home to live in, they do so with an eye on who works in those facilities – and whether or not they can be trusted. After all, as previous posts here have noted, there are too many stories about ghastly incidents occurring in nursing homes to make such an important decision haphazardly.
The main thing is, nursing homes need to be places that are filled with caring and understanding individuals who want your elderly relatives to make the most of their time there. Not all nursing home residents are helpless – many are active, but need the availability of quality medical care that many nursing homes can provide.
Unfortunately, when nursing home abuse or neglect does occur, it can ruin the latter years of a person’s life. The elderly resident may become withdraw, suspicious or act out in ways that never occurred before. Family members who notice a change in the behavior of an elderly relative who resides at a nursing home may be witnessing the affects of abuse or neglect.
At our law firm, we work with Connecticut residents who believe that elderly relatives may be suffering from neglect or abuse in a nursing home. When these incidents occur, it may be possible to hold the nursing home liable for the conduct in question. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help with your case, please visit the nursing home abuse and neglect section of our website.