Abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled in nursing homes is a sad but true reality. Nursing home patients can find themselves subject to dozens of adverse conditions causing injury, such as ulcers, fractures, malnutrition or physical abuse including sexual assault, battery, excessive or insufficient medication, mistreatment, confinement, neglect, and verbal or emotional abuse.
Nursing homes receiving federal funds must comply with federal regulations with respect to staff, care, daily activities, hygiene, nutrition, treatment, and supervision. Nursing home residents are protected by the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (OBRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you know someone who is or may be suffering from nursing home abuse, contact the Law Offices of Paul Houser, Jr. We will take the time to listen and, where the situation warrants, will act quickly to investigate the matter further and protect the victim.