Many elderly people spend the last days of their lives in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The vast majority are treated with dignity and respect, are given the care they need and live out their lives the way they deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some residents of nursing homes are neglected, mistreated and abused.
Neglect can be any of the following:
Urinary tract infections
Abuse can be any of the following:
Unexplained bruises or cuts
Some nursing homes or long term care facilities don’t have enough staff members to adequately take care of all of their residents. Other homes or facilities hire unqualified workers.
According to the National Institute of Justice, 1 in 10 older Americans are abused each year. But only 1 in 23 of those cases is reported.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long term care facility, you need to know the warning signs of abuse. If you don’t know the signs, reach out to us and we will help you identify them.
If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected, call us and let us seek justice for your loved one. We have the knowledge, experience and compassion to right that wrong. Throughout Missouri and Kansas we have helped many families obtain justice for their loved ones.
To report suspected neglect or abuse in Missouri, contact the Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-392-0210.
To report suspected neglect or abuse in Kansas, contact the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-842-0078.