Preventing Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
Elder abuse in nursing homes is a growing problem, but there are steps you can take to protect your loved ones and prevent further abuse or neglect.
One of the most important things you can do if you believe a family member is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse in Arizona is to contact the experienced attorneys at Cullan & Cullan at (602) 786-8860. Many of our lawyers are also medical doctors, and we have a thorough understanding of the needs faced by nursing home abuse victims and their families.
Being confronted with the possibility of nursing home abuse can be frightening and confusing. But there are some basic steps you can take to protect your loved ones: Educating family members and staff about how to recognize and report elder abuse is one way. For additional information about this topic, see our Signs of Elderly Abuse page. Here are a couple of other tips to help prevent elder abuse in nursing homes:
- Listen to elder care residents and their caretakers
- Find intervention support if there is any suspicion of elder abuse or neglect
When you see any warning signs of nursing home abuse, there are resources available to help. Our What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse page offers additional information and resources. Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in devastating injuries, and it is often not limited to a single resident.
If you believe your loved one may be suffering from mistreatment or elder abuse, please contact Cullan & Cullan today. Our nursing home abuse attorneys are proud to represent nursing home residents and their families from Phoenix and across Arizona.