We all want the best for our aging parents, grandparents, and elderly loved ones. They played import and unforgettable roles in our lives, and we all want to provide the best care for them when they grow old. But with nursing home neglect on the rise, it is important to be vigilant for signs of elder abuse and elder mistreatment. If you or someone you love has been the victim of elder maltreatment, you need a La Plata, Waldorf and Lexington Park nursing home abuse lawyer.
Common signs of nursing home abuse
Nursing home administrators may request that you or an elderly loved one sign documents that release the administrators and their organizations from responsibility, or even offer some form of compensation. In some instances, they might even attempt to charge your loved one extra for conditions created due to nursing home abuse. The signs of nursing home abuse span the mental, physical, emotional, and financial spectrum. Since there are many forms of elder abuse, we have listed some of the most prevalent:
- Mental: Elder abuse of this kind may involve an aging loved one being insulted or demeaned.
- Physical: Fractures, sprains, broken bones, scars, and bruises.
- Emotional: Prolonged periods of isolation or lack of social stimulation can adversely impact the health and well-being of an elderly person.
- Financial: Items of personal value cherished by your elderly loved one, or even the outright theft of cash, credit cards, and checking books.
Have you noticed any of these signs?
Contact our Maryland law firm
You need a nursing home abuse lawyer who is skilled and knowledgeable in nursing home law. The attorneys at Chapman & Bowling will not tolerate the abuse of elderly citizens who are often defenseless and easily preyed upon. But there is little we can do until your issue is brought to our attention. Contact us. Our law firm represents clients throughout Maryland with offices in Lexington Park, La Plata and other locations available by appointment.