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Seniors sometimes find it difficult to care for themselves with age, and many families are forced to trust professionals to provide dedicated care with the respect our elders deserve. However, reckless or malicious caregivers can break this trust, which is why it’s important to recognize nursing home abuse and take action promptly.
Many predators choose to victimize the elderly because their diminished physical and mental faculties can make them an “easy target.” There is nothing easy about a loved one suffering abuse and neglect, which is why our Orlando lawyers urge you to be aware of sudden changes in your elderly family member’s physical state or behavior.
A host of different factors can put elderly residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility at risk for abuse or neglect, including:
- Insufficient or incompetent staff
- Bad hiring practices
- Lack of proper medical care
- Poor cleaning and maintenance of the facility and grounds
- Lack of security measures
Some seniors are reluctant to come forward about nursing home abuse or neglect for fear of retaliation from their abuser. Our Orlando attorneys will investigate the facility on your behalf and take action if we find evidence that your loved one has been the victim of misconduct.
If your family member is behaving strangely or you detect signs of neglect or abuse, don’t delay taking steps that could keep your loved one safe. Please contact Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter or call (407) 712-7300 to speak with an Orlando attorney experienced in cases involving nursing homes.