For many families, the decision to entrust an elderly or disabled loved one to the professionals at a nursing or care facility can be incredibly difficult. You expect nurses, physicians and other care providers to be attentive, professional and to ultimately provide your loved one with assistance they need in a respectful, dignified manner.
However, in some cases, care providers fail in their duties. Negligence, as well as verbal, emotional and physical abuse are all potential concerns for patients as well as their families. It’s important for family and loved ones to be vigilant and to know how to identify the warning signs of abuse and neglect.