June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day in which communities around the world work to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the elderly, and raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of older people. Elder abuse is a global social issue affecting the health and human rights of millions of elderly people around the world.
Elder abuse can take place in many different forms. While physical abuse may be the most commonly thought of type of abuse, elders can also suffer from emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and financial abuse, to name a few.
The personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz are working to put a stop to elder abuse by representing those who are the victims of abuse in nursing homes. When your loved one is residing in a nursing home, you want to believe that it is a safe place, and it should be. However, that is not always the case. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse takes place more often than you may think. Signs of elder abuse in nursing homes can include, but is not limited to:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Unexplained bruising, cuts, or welts
- Frequent infections
- Mood swings and emotional outbursts
- Refusal to speak
- Lack of cleanliness
Abuse of any kind, regardless of a person’s age, is wrong. When the person being abused is someone who is elderly and unable to care for themselves, the situation becomes that much harder.
The personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz know the ins and outs of the state’s regulatory standards and statutes governing nursing homes. Our team has spent many years representing those who have suffered from nursing home abuse, and know how to get results for our clients.
While we continue to fight for justice for those affected by elder abuse, we are hopeful that there will come a day when elder abuse does not exist. If you know someone suffering from elder abuse, contact the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz today.