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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.

Nursing Homes

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:

  • Financial abuse – those who work in nursing homes have access to sensitive information and are often allowed to use a resident’s credit and bank cards. This can lead to theft and fraud.
  • Insurance Fraud – there are times when nursing homes will bill a patient’s insurance company for procedures and equipment use that never occurred.
  • Negligence – if nursing home staff fails to bathe, properly clothe, provide food, or give medications, they are being negligent in their duties.
  • Physical Abuse – includes any kind of contact intended to cause pain or intimidation to a resident. This can include sexual abuse. Elderly people often have no way to fight back and no way to report these incidents.

People With Disabilities

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.

Daycares

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.

How To Move Forward

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.

When you need a Renton nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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