Nursing Home Negligence & Elder Abuse

In Canada we have an aging population and families are looking more and more towards nursing homes and assisted living centers for help with parents or grandparents who cannot live independently. Unfortunately every year, thousands of elderly people are abused, neglected and otherwise harmed in these types of places, despite the families’ best intention to find a facility that is trustworthy and that can provide competent care.

This abuse is wrong and entirely preventable when nursing facilities, staffs and families work together to focus on providing the highest quality of care for our loved ones.

Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many form. A few examples include:

• Malnutrition or dehydration
• Failure to develop a fall prevention plan
• Failure to prevent bedsores or pressure sores (decubitus ulcers)
• Failure to prevent wandering and elopement
• Failure to follow doctors’ orders
• Failure to treat or diagnose
• Falls due to inadequate safety measures or devices
• Improper supervision and failure to monitor residents
• Inadequate security measures
• Improper use of restraints
• Medication and prescription errors
• Theft of possessions
• Failure to refer residents for medical treatment
• Physical assault
• Sexual assault

It is imperative for family members to monitor their loved ones as closely as possible in order to identify signs of abuse early on. At Verma Injury Lawyers we are committed to preventing further elder abuse and neglect by putting a stop to it, making those responsible pay, and getting the maximum compensation. Call us immediately so we can begin gathering evidence and making sure your loved one gets the help they need.