Protecting Seniors from Sexual Abuse
Understanding Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
It’s difficult to even contemplate the topic of nursing home sexual abuse: nobody want to imagine the possibility that their parents or loved ones may be at risk for such an unspeakable act. But our alameda nursing home abuse attorneys believe that understanding the risk is necessary to prevent sexual abuse from ever occurring, and to protect seniors from the other types of physical and financial abuse than can occur in nursing homes.
The Background of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are a fairly recent invention, and many people, seniors and their relatives included, are still trying to come to grips with the role that retirement communities, residential care facilities, and skilled nursing homes will play in their old age. People stress about the costs, which can run upward of $10,000 per month, the role of insurance, and many other aspects of senior care.
To make matters worse, reports of sexual and financial misconduct my nursing home staff, fights between residents, and other unsavory matters have people worried about choosing a nursing home that has any blemish on its record. Laws such as the at Nursing Home Reform Act have been passed to systematize protections and ensure that nursing home residents are treated with respect and dignity. However, many nursing homes today have changed from the mom-and-pop type operations from 1987, when the law was passed, and started to follow the corporate model. Chain owners buy up operations that are having trouble staying afloat, slash costs, overwork the staff, and may be careless about screening new hires.
Protections and Remedies
It always helps for seniors and their families to be conscious of the risks and options that accompany choosing a nursing home. Organizations that our Alameda nursing home abuse attorneys work with, such as California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform carefully screen these homes and have a Guide for helping choose a good nursing home.
If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home sexual abuse in California, contact the Evans Law Firm nursing home abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts, and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.