Peoria Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
There are twenty-seven nursing facilities located in the Peoria area. While some provide proper care and treat home residents with respect, others are understaffed, improperly managed, or provide a subpar environment to the ones who we love.
The Illinois elder home neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC strive to help our clients by taking on long-term care facilities that fail to provide the respectful treatment our elderly deserve and helping them move their loved ones into facilities that will best suit their needs.
If your loved one is the victim of neglect or home abuse, we will fight on your behalf to hold the negligent facility accountable.
How to Make an Educated Nursing Care Decision
In recent years, an epidemic of elder home abuse and neglect cases has swept across the United States as more facilities are operated by for-profit corporations that do not place the needs of residents first as they should. It can be nerve-wracking to do your due diligence about each nursing facility you are considering for your loved one and always wonder whether you are about to make the right choice. Some homes are better than others, so how can you tell which one will provide the quality of care worthy of your loved one?
Fortunately, there are means by which you can learn whether a facility has complaints or violations lodged against its staff. The most effective tool is the nursing facility compare tool found on medicare.gov, which allows you to review all of the homes in the central Illinois area with ratings and explanations that include violations and complaints against each facility. For example, the Rosewood Care Center of Peoria has earned a five-star rating, which means your loved one is far more likely to receive quality care than at a one-star rated facility such as Heartland of Peoria.
Signs that Your Loved One is a Victim of Abuse in a Peoria Nursing Facility
Noticing the symptoms of abuse quickly will ensure that you can remove your loved one from an unhealthy environment before his or her condition deteriorates even further. Each case of elder abuse or neglect may be unique as some home abuse cases involve mistreatment on the part of an individual. In contrast, others are related to staff levels, training, or policy. Whenever you visit your loved one, make sure you are aware of the common signs that something may be wrong.
- Your loved one has developed bedsores, or existing sores have worsened. The unexpected sore might be a sign that the staff is either not paying enough attention, stretched too thin to provide adequate care to all residents, or unwilling to readjust your loved one's position every several hours to prevent the further development of these sores. Without proper care and medical attention, home negligence might result in a wrongful death
- You notice unexplained bruises or marks on your loved one's body. If these marks are on your loved one's wrists or ankles, he or she may have been restrained, and injuries to the genital areas can indicate sexual abuse.
- Your loved one experiences drastic changes in mood or behavior, including bouts of depression and outbursts of anger. The resident may not tell you about the abuse out of shame, and the change in behavior may be a psychological cry for help or an indication that the abuse has taken an emotional toll.
- Your loved one becomes quiet suddenly in the presence of a caregiver. This behavior might be a sign that the caregiver is an abuser, and your loved one is afraid of repercussions should he or she say something about the abuse in the caregiver's presence.
A Peoria Nursing Facility Negligence Law Firm Fighting for Better Treatment of the Elderly
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is appalled at the disregard many nursing facilities and caregivers have for our elderly, and it is our mission to invoke change by seeking the maximum penalty against negligent nursing centers. We have successfully recovered compensation on behalf of thousands of clients so that they could afford treatment for their injuries and to move into facilities that provide the type of care they truly deserve. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect in a central Illinois skilled nursing facility, contact us so that we can investigate the matter and advise you on your legal options and so that your loved one can be removed from a harmful situation into safety.
Our Illinois elder home abuse attorneys will review and investigate your case for free and let you know what you can expect if you choose to pursue a lawsuit. Our law office provides our legal services on a contingency basis. This agreement allows us to handle your legal issues regardless of your financial condition. Our home lawyers do not require a fee until we have recovered compensation on their behalf. If we cannot secure damages on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.
Click here to review our home abuse lawyers' profiles, regulations mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and information on how any family member can file a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one to physical abuse, sexual assault, or negligence.