When we hear stories of elder abuse, we think of patients in nursing homes or other live-in facilities. Families who choose in-home care to assist an aging loved one may feel more secure because their loved one can stay in familiar surroundings and enjoy more independence. In fact, elder abuse can take place anywhere, and an in-home caregiver can commit abuse or neglect just as an aide in a live-in facility.
Worried your loved one is being abused or neglected by a home health aide? Look for the following:
- Unexplained bruises, scrapes, marks, or cuts
- Old food, stained sheets, unwashed hair, or dirty surroundings
- Withdrawn, isolated, or other changes in personality or social habits
- Changes in weight, appetite, or sleeping patterns
- Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, or acting out at others
- Bed sores, new health problems, or worsening of existing health conditions
Changes in financial habits or monthly expenditures may indicate financial abuse. Seniors are at an increased risk of financial abuse, especially seniors who have dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive diseases. If you observe one or more of these signs, talk with your loved one to and try to get to the bottom of it.
Every patient deserves dignified and compassionate care, and all of us deserve to feel safe at home. If your loved one’s in-home caregiver has abused or neglected them, you and your family deserve justice. Call me now, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Abuse and neglect can have extreme adverse effects on seniors, because their health can be more delicate than in their younger years. Seniors who have cognitive diseases, degenerative diseases, or physical impairments are at an increased risk for abuse or neglect.
I have more than 40 Years of experience as a nursing home/in-home abuse lawyer, and I’ve worked with families just like yours who were trying to provide for the needs of an aging loved one. Taking action against the home health aide who hurt your loved one can help prevent other families from experiencing that same type abuse or neglect.
If your aging parent or other family member was abused by a home health aide, call me right now. I’ll get justice for your loved one, hold the abuser accountable for their actions, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®