Abuse can be difficult to detect, since its signs are often misconstrued as symptoms of various illnesses and conditions. However, if you suspect that abuse or neglect may be a problem at your loved one’s nursing home, it is imperative that you take action as soon as possible. If you believe a patient is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, the ADMINISTRATION ON AGING suggests contacting your nearest Adult Protective Services agency at 1-800-677-1116. After you’ve reported the incident, multiple agencies will likely conduct investigations. It is in your best interest to seek support from a trusted personal injury lawyer during this time.
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