Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse: What You Should Know to Protect Loved Ones

So many of us trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for our beloved and most vulnerable elderly family members and friends.   Since we are frequently unable to care for the elderly in our home, we rely on these facilities to provide proper nursing care, medical services, and safe, healthy environments for the elderly.  These licensed facilities are required to meet certain requirements and provide the quality of care to which each resident is entitled.

As much as these facilities tout the excellent care they offer their residents, unfortunately, nursing homes and other skilled nursing facilities don’t always live up to these commitments.  Failure to follow minimal safety standards can result in bed sores, falls, unaddressed infections, overmedication, dehydration, injuries, and untreated medical conditions.

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Be aware of these potential signs of abuse and neglect:

  • Bed sores, unaddressed infections
  • Falls, broken bones, and bruises
  • Fear, crying, or withdrawal from relationships
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition and weight loss
  • Overmedication

Nursing home abuse and neglect can affect patients physically, emotionally, and even financially.  Abuse typically includes physical or financial abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, and other behaviors causing pain or mental suffering.  Neglect typically includes failure to protect patients from health or safety hazards, failure to prevent dehydration or malnutrition, and failure to provide appropriate medical care and assist with personal hygiene.

When patients are harmed because licensed facilities fail to meet minimal standards, they should be held accountable.  Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. advocates on behalf of patients who have been abused or neglected.   Our attorneys provide experienced, reputable legal guidance for elderly abuse and neglect as well as for violations of residents’ rights.

While we cannot change the incidents that happened earlier , we can thoroughly investigate the facts and aggressively pursue cases of abuse and neglect to ensure that these facilities are liable for their actions and that the victims recover proper compensation for their injuries.

 If you suspect that an elderly family member or friend may be abused or neglected, contact us today to stop the mistreatment and protect the victim.

Do you have questions about elder care, nursing home abuse or abuse?  Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can answer them.  Contact us at (954) 428-9333 or

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Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.  The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work.  Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury.  For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at (954) 428-9333.