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Legal protections for victims of nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse can have a devastating impact on the victim and their loves ones which is why the legal process provides important protections for victims of nursing home abuse. It is beneficial for victims of nursing home abuse and their families to know what to watch for if they suspect nursing home neglect and negligence and to know what legal remedies are available to them.

Who is liable for nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse is a serious concern in our communities and for families who have entrusted the care of their loved one to a nursing home. That is why legal protections are available that allow for a claim for damages to be brought when the victim has suffered abuse in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

Legal protections for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect

No family member wants to learn that their loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home. As a result, it is important for family members and victims of nursing home abuse and neglect to be familiar with the ways they are protected from nursing home abuse and neglect when it occurs.

What does nursing home abuse refer to?

Knowing what nursing home abuse includes is important for South Carolina victims and families to be familiar with so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. A component of keeping loved ones safe in a nursing home facility, which has been entrusted with their care, is knowing what legal resources are available to victims and their families if they have suffered harm as a result of nursing home abuse.

South Carolina ranks low in nursing home protections

A recent study reports that South Carolina ranks last in the nation when it comes to protecting the elderly from elder abuse. Because of how serious elder abuse is, it is important for older Americans and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to them if they have been harmed.

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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