Parents and Relatives Who Are in Their Golden Years Must Be Treated With the Utmost Dignity in a Nursing Home or Nursing Facility
Under the law, a nursing facility must promote care for its residents in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality. When our parents or relatives get older, often it is difficult for their children to take care of their long term needs at home and in order to provide the best possible care for loved ones in their golden years, a decision is made to place them under the responsible and compassionate care of a nursing home. Of course, when one selects a nursing home, we look for one with an excellent reputation and rating and anticipate that our loved ones will be cared for in an excellent manner.
I am now 58 years old and have had to place several members of my family into the nursing home system in various states in America. I have also represented many long term care patients and nursing home residents who have been abused or negligently treated as a result of improper training, poor management, and failure to supervise. Over the last three decades, our skilled Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers have investigated many cases of elder abuse including but not limited to sexual abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse, improper distribution or withholding of medicine, failure to administer proper health care, withholding food, invasion of privacy, as well as other activities which fail to respect the dignity of the nursing home resident.
Several times a month, our skilled nursing home abuse lawyers receive phone calls from children or relatives of victims of nursing home abuse whether it involves a single or repeated act, a lack of appropriate care, or responsive actions. There is nothing worse than the victim’s expectation of trust being breached in their golden years in an abusive manner by a caretaker. The psychological and emotional humiliation of a victim spreads beyond the victim to the family of the victim, and unfortunately remains largely a hidden problem.
The experienced Pennsylvania nursing home abuse law firm of Reiff and Bily is committed to preventing elder abuse. Several of our staff are members of charitable organizations that regularly contribute to the safety and welfare of elderly persons. We work closely with many local and federal agencies and resource centers dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment and believe that those who mistreat or abuse our elderly loved ones must be held accountable for their actions. Our skilled Pennsylvania nursing abuse attorneys always offer a free, no obligation consultation. For more information, contact us toll free at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.