There are many reasons families seek the health care and rehabilitation services offered by nursing homes, long term care facilities or rehabilitation centers. Whether you or a loved one are recovering from an illness, surgery or a stroke or need 24-hour-a-day assistance with the activities of daily living, you have the right to expect quality care. Regardless of age or health, no one should suffer needless pain.
Although many state and federal regulations, such as the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act have been established to protect the rights of the elderly and residents in these settings, nursing home abuse and neglect occur every day. Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases are especially vulnerable.
Examples of neglect and abuse include:
• Pressure ulcers (bed Sores)
• Malnutrition in situations where residents do not receive the proper assistance with eating or drinking
• Physical or sexual assault
• Wandering or elopement outside facility from lack of oversight
• Falls due to lack supervision or assistance
• Medication errors
These violations tragically compromise the health, well-being and dignity of some of the most vulnerable members of our family and society. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, long term care facility or rehabilitation facility, call Jeffrey E. Martin to discuss the facts concerning a possible claim.