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Help for victims of nursing home abuse or neglect

It is not uncommon for older Americans and some disabled Americans to decide to live in a nursing home facility to care for their needs and keep them safe. When victims and families are let down by a nursing home, victims may suffer physical and psychological harm.

Look out for signs of nursing home abuse when visiting facilities

When a person in South Carolina has an aging loved one who can no longer take care of his or her daily needs, the time may come for their loved one to enter a nursing home. Nursing homes can provide the health and personal care needs of residents, so that the residents can live comfortably. Unfortunately, many times nursing homes fail to uphold their duty of care toward residents and commit nursing home abuse. Therefore, when choosing a nursing home for a loved one, there are certain signs a person should look out for, to ensure the nursing home is safe.

Federal law addresses nursing home abuse and neglect

Some people in South Carolina may fear entering a nursing home. They may be afraid they will receive poor care or even be the victim of nursing home abuse. However, the federal government has recognized the fact that many nursing home residents were receiving substandard or unacceptable care and treatment. From this came the Nursing Home Reform Act.

Keep an eye out for the following signs of nursing home abuse

The decision to put an aging loved one in a nursing home can be a very emotional one. People in South Carolina want to ensure their loved one will be well taken care of. However, instances of nursing home abuse do occur. There are signs people can look out for that may indicate their loved one in a nursing home is being abused.

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