Losing a loved one due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home should never happen, but when it does, the care facility responsible for the family needs to be held accountable. The family needs to find justice and receive compensation for the treatment inflicted upon their loved one
One of the most vulnerable portions of our society today is the group of long-term care patients, often elderly, whose numbers are growing exponentially. With the rapid growth of elderly, health-challenged individuals, we have the dilemma of needing to provide round-the-clock care. Families are not always able to provide such extensive care in their homes, so it becomes necessary to look outside the immediate family unit for help.
The decision to move a loved one into nursing home care can be difficult. Generally, multiple facilities are considered and toured to find the best one possible. When a choice is finally made, the family expects the chosen nursing home to provide supportive, safe and caring conditions for the loved one who will now be calling the facility home. Sadly, however, many nursing home residents do not experience a nurturing environment, and instead, they die from abuse and neglect.