When the time comes that our elderly loved ones can no longer take care of themselves, it is our turn to care for them. Seniors require a high level of specialized care and attention to ensure their safety, physical and mental well-being. When seeking residential care for our elders, it is natural to place all our trust in those caregivers.
Unfortunately, not all residential care facilities meet the high standards we’ve come to expect. Whether through negligence, neglect, deception, or outright abuse, nursing homes or residential care facilities need to be held accountable for their actions.
Physical Abuse and Neglect
- Physical assault by a caregiver
- Physical assault by another resident
- Unsafe living conditions
- Improper monitoring of nutrition and hydration
- Failure to monitor health conditions
- Failure to recommend medical treatment
- Improper distribution of medication
- Neglect of cleanliness and hygiene
- Sexual assault
- Denial of care as punishment
- Refusing to provide aid to a resident
- Verbal abuse
- Unwarranted use of restraints or confinement
- Theft or financial abuse
- Behavioural intimidation
- Forcing cooperation through blackmail or threats of humiliation
Even if a nursing home or residential care facility does not directly cause abuse, it is still responsible for the actions and consequences of its employees. Allowing abuse of any kind to occur, or not preventing the possibility of abuse or physical danger, is still the responsibility of the facility.
If you feel that your elderly loved ones may be at risk of suffering physical, mental, or emotional abuse, contact us for a free consultation.