Ottawa Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
Nursing home abuse, elder abuse, and nursing home accidents have become common as the Canadian population ages, and the number of people entering nursing homes is increasing every day.
The vast majority of nursing homes provide excellent care, but some homes don’t match the quality of care provided. Many nursing home and long-term care patients suffer physical and emotional abuse, nursing home abuse, severe neglect, and financial exploitation.
Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
Ottawa Personal Injury has a team of experienced nursing home negligence that will help you and your family if a loved one falls victim to nursing home negligence or is injured in a nursing home. We undertake investigations to uncover what happened. We know how to handle these cases irrespective of how your elderly relative was hurt or neglected.
Different Types of Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Negligence
Elder abuse can happen in different forms that can span from intentional infliction of abuse and neglect and financial exploitation. Some intentional forms of abuse include emotional abuse, physical, psychological or sexual abuse, and assault. Abuse can also be in the form of little intimidation, confinement, and punishment.
Nursing home neglect is a common form of abuse. It is considered the failure to provide an older person with services and care that ensures they are free from harm and pain. Neglect will most often lead to consequences such as:
Residents injuring other residents.
It’s challenging to investigate and identify nursing home abuse, especially if the resident cannot speak for themselves or there were no witnesses to the abuse.
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Signs of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
It would help if you were on the lookout for warning signs of negligence and abuse, including:
Unexplained pressure marks, welts
Lacerations or cuts
Bone fractures or broken bones
A sudden change in behavior
Signs of being restrained, such as rope marks on wrists
A caregiver’s refusal to allow you to see the elder alone
Sprains or dislocations
Bruised elbows on both sides
Immediately contact our Ottawa nursing home abuse lawyers if you identify any of these signs. People place their loved ones in nursing homes knowing that they will receive the best care. Contact Ottawa Personal Injury to speak with a nursing home & elder abuse lawyer after noticing physical and emotional abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. We will kick start the process with a free and no-obligation consultation to determine your rights and best recourse.