Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

As our population ages and the number of seniors increases, we must be alert to increased incidents of elder abuse. The elderly, especially those who are very frail or suffering from dementia, are highly vulnerable. Moreover, they may be unable or hesitant to report incidents of abuse. Families must be watchful and not wait for their elderly loved ones to mention their fears and concerns.

Understanding the emotional as well as the legal issues involved

If you believe a senior is suffering the consequences of abuse or neglect, it is important to do something about it.

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our lawyers know how important and sensitive these matters are. We understand that family members may feel guilty about their failure to report their suspicions sooner. We know that many elderly individuals are afraid to report abuse themselves. At our law firm, whatever the facts, we want to help put an end to elder abuse. Filing a lawsuit against the abuser is one way to both stop abuse and prevent others from experiencing it.

Your loved one deserves answers and justice. Call us at 1-440-252-0445 or 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule a free consultation.

Elder abuse can take many forms

The first thing to know about elder abuse is that it is illegal under state and federal law. The second thing to know is that elder abuse is not limited to nursing homes and other care facilities. It can occur in assisted living facilities, group homes and an elderly person's own home. It can take the form of:

  • Financial manipulation and theft
  • Abandonment
  • Neglect that can take the form of malnutrition, dehydration or bedsores
  • Lack of supervision
  • Lack of protective or assistive equipment such as bed rails or walkers
  • Physical abuse such as hitting and slapping
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse

Our goal: to hold the individual or organization responsible for the abuse and neglect of the elderly in their care.

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