Have you or a relative suffered care home negligence? Claim now
Care home abuse can occur in many forms, such as physical, sexual, emotional and mental abuse. It’s horrific to hear about such cases happening to our elderly, but care home abuse is still being reported and many are looking to claim compensation based on the series of events that have occurred in a care home, either to themselves or their relative.
When your elderly relatives are not able to live in their own home anymore, the first stress you have to deal with as a family member is the guilt of moving them into a care home. It can feel like you are giving up on them, but the reality is that you’re just trying to do the best you can for your elderly relatives and in some cases that means 24/7 care from a care home assistant who is trained and able to look after them properly, taking the burden off you and preventing any further worries that they may slip or hurt themselves when living on their own. You find a care home that meets all your strict criteria and hope that your relative will be looked after, however, all does not go to plan and you soon find out that the person you love is being, or has been, mistreated at the hands of a care home.
Care home abuse is not acceptable in any form. Some common examples of elderly abuse include:
- Force feeding
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
In many cases, the elderly individual who has been subjected to the above is not in a fit and able position to speak candidly about the care home abuse they are suffering. They fear telling friends and family and many instances of care home abuse go unnoticed for many years. If you suspect that your elderly relative is being mistreated in their care home, try and talk to them and find out the truth. Make regular visits and keep an eye on any physical changes, such as bruises, weight loss, fractures. Of course, there’s the psychosocial side of care home abuse too, which can result in the individual’s character changing, perhaps becoming depressed or confused.
It’s Not Too Late To Make Your Care Home Abuse Claim
If you suspect that care home abuse is taking place, and your accusations are proved correct, you can file a care home abuse claim with Accidentclaims.org. We are specialists in helping to win compensation for care home abuse victims, either the individuals themselves or their families. It can be a sad and stressful time for all the family to think of their elderly relative being subjected to such horrific treatment in a care home, but the sooner you have the evidence, the sooner you can do something about it.