Like nursing homes and assisted living facilities, group homes are a type of elderly care facility where elderly adults are looked after by a specified caregiver. Group homes are the smallest type of elderly care facility, typically housing at most six residents and one caretaker. Attention and care are particularly important for group home residents, as people generally choose to reside in this type of facility when afflicted with a chronic mental disorder such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, this makes group home residents extremely vulnerable to neglect and abuse.
Elder Abuse And Neglect In Nursing Homes
As group home residents require great attention and care, abuse or neglect can occur if a caregiver is overworked and doesn’t have enough time or energy to provide sufficient care to all residents. Neglect or abuse in group homes can result in any of the following consequences:
- Inadequate hygiene
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Wrongful death
- Unexplained cuts and bruises
- Bed Sores
- Wandering and elopement
- Medication errors
- Infections and sepsis
If you happen to notice any of these signs, your loved one may have fallen victim to elderly neglect or abuse.
Contact A New York Group Home Abuse And Neglect Lawyer
If you believe a loved one has suffered at the hands of a nursing home, assisted living facility or group home’s negligence, contact an experienced elder abuse and neglect lawyer. The attorneys of Banville Law have spent years protecting victims of abuse and neglect, and we will handle your case with the greatest sensitivity and care.