Group homes for the elderly are typically much smaller than nursing homes and assisted living facilities, with up to six residents, and as few as one caretaker. Group homes are found appealing by those who enjoy a smaller, more homelike settings than those offered by other types of elderly care facilities. Still, elderly adults residing in group homes can fall victim to abuse and neglect as well.
Typically, an elderly group home resident suffers from a mental disability, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, that impairs their ability to successfully complete essential, day to day tasks. Elderly adults with these disabilities require a great deal of supervision and guidance, that can’t always be met, particularly if there is only one caregiver to care for multiple residents.
Elderly Abuse And Neglect In Group Homes
Sadly, the attorneys of Banville Law have dealt with many instances of group home abuse and neglect. Elderly abuse and neglect in group homes can lead the following consequences:
- Medication errors
- Poor hygiene
- Unexplained cuts and bruises
- Infections and sepsis
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Bed Sores
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Wandering and elopement
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Wrongful death
The ability to recognize signs of neglect and abuse before it’s too late is the most useful tool in protecting your loved ones. You pay good, hard earned money to such facilities to ensure a good quality of life and standard of care for your loved one. If you believe your loved one is receiving substandard care or has been injured because of negligence or even medical malpractice by the facility, it’s important to act now and preserve evidence to ensure justice can be done.
Take Action Now: Contact A New York Group Home Abuse Lawyer
If you believe a loved one has the suffered at the hands of a 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.
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