Nursing Home Abuse
The elderly are our most vulnerable citizens. They are often placed into a care facility out of necessity when they are no longer able to care for themselves. Families often live far apart from one another and it is not unusual for our grandparents, moms, and dads to live in other states or other parts of the country, making it nearly impossible to check on them frequently.
The rise in incidence and prevalence of Dementia contribute to the vulnerability of our elderly, affecting their ability to report Nursing Home Abuse. At the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C., we have offices located throughout the region to ensure that you have access to your lawyer when you need us. We serve our clients from locations in Hickory, Charlotte, Greenville, and Columbia. So, whether you need us in the mountains near Asheville or somewhere near the coast of the Carolinas, we have an office nearby to best assist you. As always, our attorneys work together with our professional staff to obtain the best outcome on your behalf and we take pride in standing up for the right that we all have to be safe and secure in our golden years free from abuse and neglect.
You may find your loved one in a Nursing Home or care facility that is understaffed or staffed by individuals who are not qualified to provide the level of care that we all deserve. Record keeping is often incomplete or in some cases, purposefully misleading, as to the actual care being received by our family members. An experienced attorney knows the rules and regulations that apply to nursing homes under the state administrative code and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In addition to knowing the law that applies to the facilities in your community, the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C. has experienced attorneys and professional staff who make it their job to understand the medical and legal issues involved in a Nursing Home Abuse case. Our professional staff includes a legal nurse consultant who is a clinically active, board certified, nurse practitioner with 33 years of outpatient and inpatient experience. Our legal nurse consultant is familiar with the standard of care that applies to Nursing Home facilities allowing us to quickly identify how you or your loved one became a victim of Nursing Home Abuse.
The National Center on Elder Abuse is a program within the U.S. Administration on Aging and is an excellent resource for information relating to many of the issues involved in Nursing Home Abuse cases. The National Center on Elder Abuse recognizes several areas of potential abuse to our elderly population. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, and financial. Abuse can also be from neglect or abandonment. While not all apply to Nursing Home Abuse cases, the resource is excellent for understanding how this vulnerable population is at risk and to learn some of the warning signs of such abuse.
If you notice bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions or burns, then this can be a sign of physical abuse or neglect.
If you notice bed sores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, or dramatic changes in weight, then this can also be a sign of neglect.
If you notice a sudden change in how alert your loved one is or they are suffering from unusual depression, then this could be a sign of emotional abuse.
Pay attention to how your loved one interacts with staff and take detailed notes of anything that doesn’t seem right. Next, you should consult with our experienced lawyers who cover the entire region from our conveniently located offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Greenville, and Columbia. Call the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C. and let us fight for the dignity that your loved one deserves.
Our elderly population devoted their lives to caring for us and looking out for our safety when we were young. We owe it to them to ensure that they are cared for properly, that they are treated with dignity, and that they receive the level of care we all deserve in a Nursing Home Facility.