“I wish I had known what to do when I suspected abuse.” As a Rockford nursing home negligence lawyer, this is just one of the many statements I hear when I meet with families members of a nursing home resident. Too often, those meetings take place after their loved one’s funeral. There are way too many nursing home residents who are suffering from neglect and abuse at Illinois nursing homes. Many family members don’t know how to look for abuse or neglect. Rarely, do family members know the signs and symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration. Sons don’t feel comfortable checking their mothers for bedsores. And no one wants to believe that nursing home residents are commonly targes for sexual abuse by nursing home employees. Too often families are concerned about complaining too much for fear that their loved one will suffer retaliation by an overworked and underpaid staff.
After hearing so many of these concerns and answering many of the same questions, Rockford personal injury lawyer David Terry decided to write a book that is designed to help family members before and after their loved one becomes a nursing home resident. 5 Things You Must Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Illinois is an easy to read book that will help family members as they face one of the most difficult decisions they will face. You will receive guidance on:
* What to look for when deciding the best nursing home for your loved one;
* What to do when you suspect abuse or neglect of your loved one;
* Key signs that abuse or neglect has occurred.
I also go into great detail about the business model many nursing home companies now use which is designed solely for the financial benefit of the owners. Nursing home owners will tell you that their number one priority is providing quality care for their residents. However, when you look at their corporate structure, you will see that they have created multiple corporate entities designed to take money from the nursing home (that could be used for patient care) and into the bank account of the owners. Many of these owners then claim that they do not have enough money to purchase liability insurance.
If you would like a FREE copy of 5 Things You Must Know About Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect In Illinois simply call the Terry Law Firm at 1-888-317-2525 or visit one of our websites: www.IllinoisNursingHomeAbuseBook.com.