Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
Dementia usually occurs in the elderly as a result of Alzheimer’s or other conditions, and this can unfortunately make an individual more vulnerable to neglect and abuse. Sadly, many cases of elderly abuse come from nursing home employees who do not provide the proper level of care to patients suffering from dementia because they feel they can get away with it. Such heinous acts should never be tolerated, and with the help of an attorney, you can find both justice and financial compensation for your loved one’s wrongful pain and suffering. If your loved one has been abused as a result of his or her dementia, a Kankakee nursing home abuse attorney with Spiros Law, P.C., may be able to help you pursue compensation.
Types of Abuse
Nursing home staff and employees are able to take advantage of their residents in a number of ways, and, unfortunately, this abuse often goes unreported. Often, it will fall on the elderly patient’s loved ones to be on the lookout for symptoms of abuse. Mistreatment of nursing home residents with dementia can manifest in the following ways:
- Physical abuse
- Mental abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
When visiting your loved one, it is always important to be on the lookout for symptoms of any of these types of abuse. If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated, contact an elderly abuse attorney immediately.
Contact a Kankakee Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If your elderly loved one has dementia and has been abused in any way by a nursing home facility, the Kankakee attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., may be able to help you. Call us at (815) 929-9292 to speak to a qualified and dedicated nursing home abuse attorney who will work tirelessly to secure justice for you and your loved one.