Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a painful subject. No one wants to think of the suffering endured by our elders who have entered care facilities, only to discover that the people who should be caring for them are physically or emotionally abusive. Yet sexual abuse also occurs in nursing homes. Sexual abuse is damaging for anyone, but people in nursing homes are less likely to report it than most. If you suspect someone you love is being sexually abused in a care facility, you can take action to stop it.
Sexual abuse can take many forms. Common to all forms of sexual abuse, however, is that it happens with force and without consent. Caretakers are in a position of trust for the people they help in care facilities, and can use physical or emotional force to coerce elders into unwanted sexual activity. Constant sexual remarks or sexual verbal abuse can also constitute sexual abuse.
People in nursing homes are often afraid to admit to being a victim of abuse. In large part this is because of the emotional manipulation of their abusers. Likewise, many elderly people are afraid of asking for help. They might think that, by telling their families about the abuse, they are an unwanted emotional burden. The family members of people in care facilities should be on the lookout for signs of abuse. Even if your loved one has not reported any abuse, the signs may still be there.
If you or someone you love has been sexually abused in a care facility, you can fight to put a stop to the abuse and receive compensation for your medical bills and suffering. The compassionate nursing home abuse lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., have helped numerous clients like you find closure and financial stability after enduring abuse. To discuss your case with an experienced Kankakee sexual abuse lawyer, contact Spiros Law, P.C., today at (815) 929-9292.