What Should I Do If I Suspect That My Mom Who Has Alzheimer’s Is Being Abused By Her Broward County Nursing Home?
All too often, Alzheimer patients fall victim to nursing home abuse from the very people who are hired and paid to provide quality care. And since many Alzheimer’s patients struggle with memory, their loved ones are often unaware that they are being abused within the nursing home.
5 TIPS Prevent Alzheimer Nursing Home Abuse
- Be seen. Make your presence known to staff. Be there with your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia and interact in a personal way.
- Visit often. If you aren’t able to visit weekly, ask a friend or hire an objective personal caregiver to visit and report back. College students are good candidates.
- Interact with staff every visit. Make your interactions with nursing home staff personal and tell them special things about your loved one, previous to their diagnosis with Alzheimer’s so they are better able to develop empathy.
- Show frequent appreciation to nursing home staff. This may feel forced or strained, but it is vital to your loved one’s quality of care. The caregivers are often underpaid, so a personal note or gift of goodies may go a long way.
- Consult with a Broward County Alzheimer Nursing Abuse Attorney. Chances are the abuse is already occurring, and you may be unaware of the severity.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to discuss whether or not you have a case. If you do, we can help you file your claims.