How to Find the Right Nursing Home in Columbia Putting a family member into nursing home care is a stressful process. Nobody wants to admit that their elderly loved ones can no longer live independently, nor do they want to admit that they are incapable of providing the needed care. When you do make this…Details
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Many of us in South Carolina have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. We want the best for them and often cannot provide the kind of care they need in the comfort of our homes. Many of them require constant monitoring, take numerous medications, and need assistance with even the most basic of human needs. Their care often falls on the professional staff of a nursing home.
The decision to move a loved one to an elder care facility is far from easy, but we entrust these organizations to provide compassionate care. Sadly, some nursing homes violate our trust by providing sub-standard and negligent care. If a loved one has suffered mistreatment from a nursing home facility, contact your local South Carolina elder advocacy group and a nursing home abuse lawyer for help.
Elder abuse at nursing homes is a widespread problem. For senior citizens and people with disabilities, it happens all the time. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes can lead to serious injury and even death. An abused elder can suffer emotional, psychological, and physical pain and often feel alone and frightened.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that harm or can lead to harm in a vulnerable elder.