Nursing Home Abuse
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According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, around 12% of senior citizens face financial exploitation. Even more tragic, a majority of these cases involve family members or trusted healthcare providers.
When you are selecting a nursing home, it is important that you choose one that will provide a safe, caring, nurturing, and protective environment for its residents. There are several nursing homes in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, which can make the task of choosing one seem daunting. Fortunately, there are many resources available for choosing the best nursing home.
Sexual abuse of nursing home residents may not be as common as neglect or other types of physical abuse, but it is nonetheless a serious and real issue facing many men and women currently living in nursing homes.
As we've said before, visiting your loved one in his or her nursing home is almost certainly the best way to spot the signs of nursing home abuse. But in the tragic event that you believe you've spotted such signs, what should you do? Who should you call? What are your options in the Chattanooga area?