Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys – Nursing Home Abuse

Ariano & Associates, PLLC

Experienced Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

As the elderly population increases so does the need for assisted living and other long-term care facilities. When your elderly loved one enters a care facility, the hope is that those working there will truly care for them and ensure their wellbeing, just as you would. However, all too often, our elderly loved ones are the victims of abuse. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities is common, but it is often underreported. This is in part due to the fact that abuse can be hard to recognize as staff may conceal the abuse or a victim is too afraid or is unable to report it. If you know or suspect that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you should consider seeking the advice and consult of the experienced Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Ariano and Associates, PLLC. Protect the rights of your loved one by calling (520) 447-4566 and schedule your free and confidential consultation.

Nursing Home Abuse in Tucson

Tucson nursing home abuse attorneysNursing home abuse has many different forms. However, no matter what type of abuse your loved one has experienced, they may be entitled to compensation and other damages. Some common types of nursing home abuse include:

Neglect. Neglect is a very common type of nursing home abuse. Neglect occurs when nursing home staff or a doctor or other health care provider does not meet a standard of care that is considered appropriate or necessary for an elderly resident. For example, failing to provide an elderly resident with adequate nutrition and hydration is a form of neglect.

Mental, Emotional, or Psychological Trauma. Abuse of this type can occur through either verbal or nonverbal action. If a staff member knowingly causes an elderly resident distress or emotional anguish through either bullying or verbal assaults or by ignoring the resident, then it might be considered psychological or emotional abuse.

Physical Abuse. Physical abuse in a nursing home can occur in a variety of different ways, but most often, physical abuse occurs when a caretaker or nursing home staff uses some kind of excessive force which causes injury to a nursing home resident. It is never acceptable to push, hit, kick, or slap an elderly resident, so if your loved one has inexplicable cuts, bruises, or broken bones, they may be a victim of physical abuse.

Sexual Abuse. Sexual abuse or sexual assault in a nursing home occurs when someone, such as a staff member, engages in sexual conduct with a nursing home resident without their consent.

Financial Abuse. Elderly residents also may be taken advantage of financially by nursing home staff. For this reason, it’s important to keep track of your loved one’s finances and belongings.

Contact the Experienced Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Ariano & Associates, PLLC Today!

If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or other assisted living facility, it is important that you contact experienced Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys right away. Vulnerable elderly nursing home residents should not have to suffer, and those responsible for their injuries and abuse should be held accountable. At Ariano & Associates, PLLC, our dedicated and compassionate attorneys have extensive experience dealing with nursing home abuse cases. They will work hard to make sure your loved one’s rights are protected, and they will strive to help them obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Call Ariano & Associates, PLLC at (520) 447-4566 and schedule your free and confidential consultation.