Lack of Dignity and Respect in Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes in Los Angeles
When an elderly citizen decides, with his or her family, that it is time for them to move into a nursing home, this can be a major adjustment in their lives. Individuals who are used to having some amount of privacy and independence may feel uneasy and vulnerable being surrounded by so many people all the time. Though they now require 24-hour care, they still deserve dignity, respect and privacy. If you or your loved one feels you have not been treated properly by nursing home staff, contact an experienced Los Angeles elder abuse attorney from our firm today. We are dedicated to helping our clients receive the treatment and care they deserve.
Many patients at nursing homes have experienced a lack of consideration and respect from caregivers. Individuals in nursing homes have a right to have their basic privacy respected, including:
- Privacy to make and receive phone calls
- Receive and send their mail unopened and in private
- Receive visitors in private
Even something as simple as being able to have their door shut, or expecting a nurse to knock before entering is not unreasonable, and these basic signs of courtesy and respect should be given to all individuals who are living in nursing home care. Failure to do so can make a patient feel degraded and humiliated, and may be considered abusive.
Stand Up For Your Loved Ones
If your loved one is experiencing emotional stress and trauma due to a lack of dignity and respect in their nursing home or assisted living facility, an attorney from Normal Taylor & Associates, APLC can help you. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of our clients and their loved ones, and we are ready to fight for you. We understand the sensitivities and embarrassment that you or your loved one is feeling right now, and we will do everything in our power to help you seek compensation for your emotional trauma, pain and suffering.