Helping your loved ones have a safe and secure retirement
You want the best for the people who always gave their best to you. However, at some point they may require the constant care you cannot provide. Even if you conduct thorough research and obtain recommendations before enlisting the help of an in-home caregiver or a retirement facility, you need to stay vigilant to ensure your elderly loved ones remain safe and secure.
You can and should report abuse to the Ohio Attorney General. But nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys in Cleveland can offer vital advice on the best handling of your issues — and provide immediate assistance when needed to ensure the safety of your loved one.
How you can identify signs of nursing home abuse
Helpguide.org, a non-profit resource dedicated to helping individuals and families facing a variety of mental health issues, explains that physical abuse represents only a component of elder abuse. However, in-home caregivers and nursing homes can subject your loved ones to various types of abuse and neglect. Symptoms do not always present themselves in obvious ways. You need to remain watchful for the following:
?Physical abuse. Watch for unexplained injuries, signs of restraints like marks on wrists, and damaged eyeglasses or clothing. In addition, if any caregiver refuses to allow alone time with your loved one, this is a potential sign of physical or other kinds of abuse.
?Emotional abuse. Take note if your loved one seems nervous around specific individuals, and watch for sudden changes in behavior, such as withdrawal or nervous habits.
?Neglect. Observe living areas to ensure cleanliness and safety, and watch for changes in personal cleanliness. Unexplained weight loss may be a sign of malnutrition and dehydration.
?Financial abuse. You need to regularly review the financial issues of your loved one, looking for large account withdrawals, missing possessions, or ATM withdrawals when he or she cannot normally leave the premises. Note changes to legal documents such as his or her will, power of attorney, bank signature cards or insurance policies.
Seek the help you need from compassionate Cleveland nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers
The attorneys at Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. strive to protect your elderly loved ones by diligently pursuing elder abuse and neglect claims. If you or an elderly family member suffers from nursing home abuse or neglect, let the attorneys of NRS help. Call us toll-free at 1-855-GOT-HURT (1-855-468-4878) today or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A.
27730 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44132
Phone: 216-289-4740You want the best for the people who always gave their best to you. However, at some point they may require the constant care you cannot provide. Even if you conduct thorough research and obtain recommendations before enlisting the help of an in-home caregiver or a retirement facility, you need to stay vigilant to ensure your elderly loved ones remain safe and secure.