If it was your parent who you thought was being abused or neglected, you know what you do. You would immediately find an alternative living arrangement for your parent, and you would report the person whom you suspect of abuse or neglect to the authorities.
However, it is not your parent. Now what?
3 Things You Can Do If You Notice Anyone Being Abused or Neglected
Even if it is not your loved one who is being hurt in a Kentucky nursing home, there are still things that you can do to help protect the person who is being hurt, your parent, and everyone else who lives there. Specifically, you can:
- Move your loved one. If one person is being abused or neglected, then others may also be hurt.
- Notify the family of the person who you think is being hurt. They deserve to know what is happening.
- Notify the authorities. Let the authorities take appropriate actions against those whom you suspect abused or neglected a nursing home resident.
You would want someone else to speak up if it was your loved one being hurt. It is the right thing to do.
Call a Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer if It Has Happened to Your Family
If someone else notifies you that your loved one is being hurt, or if you notice the potential signs of nursing home abuse yourself, then it is important to move your loved one and to notify the authorities, just as you would if someone else was hurt. However, now it is also important to contact an experienced Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your parent’s possible recovery. Our lawyers are experienced with Kentucky nursing home abuse cases and welcome your call at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942.