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In situations of abuse or neglect where the individual is not in imminent danger, it makes sense to contact a nursing home attorney who can help you navigate the procedures and regulations that protect you or your loved one. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney will guide you and your loved one through every step.

The nursing home abuse lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier are here to help you with your nursing home or hospice facility malpractice claim.

To discuss the details of your situation, contact with us today:






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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT?

If a caregiver is intentionally harming a patient, that is nursing home abuse. Abuse often involves denying patient’s needs such as: food, water, and medical treatment. It can also include physical and financial harm.

Nursing home neglect is unintentional failures by the caregiver, such as ignoring calls for assistance or failing to maintain the patient’s hygiene.

>>Learn more about the common signs of abuse and neglect in a nursing home

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT?

If the resident in question is in immediate danger, please contact your local authorities to safely remove them from the situation and provide appropriate care.

After contacting local authorities, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) to report a violation or misconduct. Doing so will trigger an investigation into the facility. You can also call the toll-free number 1-800-642-6552 to file a complaint. Leave a voicemail message, and your call will be returned by the next working day.

WHAT Causes Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home and hospice facilities should provide patients with the attention, care, and medical treatment they deserve. Unfortunately, malpractice may still occur. Causes include:

  • Failure to hire and train qualified medical professionals
  • Negligence of the duties promised to the residents and their families
  • Failure to adequately staff the facility to handle the needs of its residents
  • Attempts to cut corners on care and support in order to make more money
  • Failure to properly screen potential employees and provide a safe living environment

Although it is horrifying to consider, too many facilities do not keep up with residents’ medical, emotional and personal needs. Nursing home and long-term care facilities’ shortfalls cause residents to suffer illness or unnecessary pain and suffering.

The four most common types of abuse in nursing homes include preventative falls, choking, medication errors, malnutrition and dehydration. If you’d like to learn more, connect with a qualified member of our legal team and discuss the details of your situation regarding nursing home abuse or neglect.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect FAQs

If you think someone is in urgent danger, call 911 or your local authorities to get help right away. If the individual is not in an emergency situation, your nursing home abuse attorney can help you investigate and report the event, then legally remove the individual from the situation or resolve the issue within the facility.

Nursing home abuse and neglect is unfortunately more common than you may want to think. According to the World Health Organization between 2017 and 2018, 1 in 6 adults aged 60 or older suffered some type of abuse while in a community setting, like a nursing home. This statistic is most likely higher as nursing home abuse, and elder abuse in general, goes greatly underreported.

Unfortunately, yes, there are several risk factors that may increase the odds of being abused or neglected in a nursing home on long-term care facility:

  • Patients who are seen as more time-consuming or needier—overstaffed or unqualified health care workers may be unable to meet the resident’s additional needs
  • Patients suffering from cognitive illness, like Alzheimers or dementia
  • Patients who have a history of mental illness
  • Patients who have communication barriers
  • Patients who have physical disabilities
  • Patients who are women

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Video Resources

Attorney Benjamin Wagner answers your questions about nursing home abuse and neglect. Watch below to learn more about the signs of nursing home abuse and the types of injuries we regularly deal with at Habush Habush & Rottier.