What To Do If Someone You Love is Being Hurt or Exploited
There is no reason anyone should be abused while under the care of another person, no matter if the abuse is due to negligence, suspicious accidents, financial exploitation, health care fraud, poor living conditions or direct mistreatment. If you have suspicions of nursing home abuse, you must take immediate action, whether the abuse is happening to you or a loved one.
- Look for physical, emotional and financial warning signs. If anything seems out of the ordinary, report it to the nursing home administration immediately.
- Examine the patient’s medications to ensure that all prescriptions are being regularly administered. Cross-reference the date of the prescription and the daily dosage to ensure that your loved one is being treated according to doctor’s orders.
- Regularly check an elder’s bank accounts, credit card transactions and bills to make sure that financial fraud is not being committed.
- Visit as often as you can to spend time with your relative but to also examine the conditions of the nursing home at various times of day and night.
Get Help Today
If you suspect that a loved on in a nursing home is being abused by staff members or other residents, contact us at one of our four Chicagoland offices of Newland & Newland, LLP. With convenient locations in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Crystal Lake and Libertyville, we work with clients throughout Cook County, Will County, Kane County, McHenry County and Lake County to offer comprehensive legal representation for nursing home cases and much more.
We will work relentlessly to protect the interests of elderly relatives or spouses who are being harmed in the care of others. During your visit, we’ll provide you with a free initial consultation and will advise you of your legal options. We can also visit the nursing home to speak with clients if necessary.