Sometimes when we think about physical or sexual abuse, our mind jumps to the worst scenarios. We imagine hitting, pushing, rape, and other violent acts. The truth is, if your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another degenerative condition, it is easier for a caretaker to become upset or lose patience. Yelling, neglecting a patient, or failing to meet their needs or provide a safe environment are all unacceptable acts which can rise to the level of abuse.
When someone is physically or sexually abused, it is an invasion of their dignity. In these situations, seniors are often more vulnerable than younger people. People with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may not be able to defend themselves, and they may have trouble communicating the problem to another person.
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from physical or sexual assault, it is important to understand what you can do to help. When our attorneys work with clients, we give them the information they need to help prevent the situation from happening again and seek to secure adequate compensation so that elderly victims receive the professional help that they need to recover from the abuse that they suffered. In this process, we make sure the appropriate parties are held responsible for their actions.
Contact a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer
When your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important to act as their advocate in all situations. Helping bathe a parent or checking a spouse for bruises allows you to monitor any change in their body. If you think your loved one is suffering from physical or sexual abuse, we can help you give them the protection they need. Contact us online or by calling 856-596-4100 to schedule your appointment with a New Jersey attorney experienced in handling cases of nursing home abuse and neglect.