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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect FAQ’s
Nursing home abuse and neglect has become more prevalent as the number of elderly being put in these facilities has risen. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of nursing home abuse, you should contact a St. Petersburg nursing home abuse lawyer.
Although your lawyer can answer any questions you may have, below are some frequently asked questions and answers that you may find helpful.
What is a nursing home?
A nursing home is a place where elderly people live and receive care by professional workers. Many people live in nursing homes because they have difficulties caring for themselves and they do not have a relative who can take care of them.
What should I look for when considering which nursing home is the best for me?
There are many things to look for when choosing a nursing home facility for yourself or a loved one. Before researching a nursing home, you should make a list of things to look for or ask, including:
– The cost of the facility
– The overall appearance of the facility
– How the home deals with medical emergencies
– The cleanliness of the facility
– Whether the other residents look happy
– The number of employees working at the facility
– What activities the facility provides to its residents
Your St. Petersburg nursing home abuse lawyer can help you look for the important factors to consider when choosing a nursing home in order to reduce the risk of abuse and/or neglect.
What is nursing home neglect?
Nursing home neglect is a form of abuse where the caregivers and staff treat a resident poorly. Neglect may include emotional, sexual, and physical abuse.
Who may file a nursing home complaint?
Nursing home abuse is a serious wrongdoing that must be immediately addressed and stopped. As such, many different people can file a nursing home abuse complaint, including community members, family members of the residents, and other nursing home residents.
If you have been the victim of nursing home abuse or have witnessed the abuse of a resident, you should contact a St. Petersburg nursing home abuse lawyer immediately.
For more information about nursing home abuse or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call dedicated St. Petersburg nursing home abuse lawyer Peter Giroux at (727) 895-5399.