When you are considering putting a loved one into a nursing home, we know the decisions to be made are not easy ones. Whether due to advanced age or because of a disability you are not able to care for, a nursing home is often the only option left for you. We also know that many people use daycares for their children so they can get to work during the day.
Do you know what to do if you discover that your loved one has been abused at either a nursing home or a daycare?
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team is standing by to help you recover the compensation you deserve when you need a Renton nursing home abuse attorney.
According to numbers from the CDC, there are around 16,000 nursing homes in the US. We also know that elder abuse is vastly underreported in this country and that is something that needs to change.
What does nursing home abuse look like:
Often, those with severe disabilities are placed into homes regardless of their age. They are susceptible to the same kinds of abuse that we discussed above.
When we take our children to daycare, it is usually because we have to work. We trust the staff to be professional and do everything possible to keep our children safe. Unfortunately, many of the abuses we just talked about also happen in a daycare setting.
Daycare centers must take steps to employ people who have clear backgrounds. They must also have protocols in place to handle any situations of wrongdoing. Children are vulnerable and are not able to defend themselves against physical or sexual abuse.
If you have discovered that your loved one was abused by the staff of a nursing home or daycare, we know that you are upset and looking for answers. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to help you through this process. We think that any abuse in a home or daycare is unacceptable and will work to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.