What to do if suspicious of abuse or neglect?
If you suspect your loved one is in immediate danger, then call the police. If you believe your loved one is injured and needs immediate medical attention, call an ambulance and get them to a hospital. If you believe your family member is being abused or neglected that is not resulting in an immediate medical need, you should first address this with the Administrator and Director of Nursing. Always be respectful, but be firm that you expect them to make sure your loved one is treated with dignity and receives everything required to meet her specific needs.
If you want to discuss your concerns with an attorney, feel free to call our office at (314) 593-2438. We can provide you with legal advice and can answer any nursing home abuse or neglect question you may have.