Claims For Nursing Home Abuse In Alberta
As our society approaches the next decade, with more and more citizens approaching their years of senior care, there will be an increased strain on our health care system in Alberta. The private industry of senior care follows specific health care standards for treating the elderly, but these guidelines can become strained with staff operating under less supervision, with fewer resources and training. In these circumstances, accidents can happen but there is no excuse for negligence in any professional setting.
Your Family Has Put Its Trust In Professionals
It is never an easy decision, placing the care of a loved one in the hands of someone outside your family. But when you make that decision, your family is putting its trust in the hands of nursing professionals who have ensured a certain level of experience, care, and compassion. This is only underlined by the fact that your family has likely made a significant financial commitment to these health care professionals. That is why it is so important to have sound guidance and input from a legal professional, if you suspect your loved one has experienced neglect or abuse at the hands of their caregivers.
Identifying Abuse In Senior Nursing Care
When you have a family member that is in the hands of senior nursing care, it is important to observe the condition your loved one, their residence within the nursing complex, and surrounding facilities on the complex.
While less obvious forms of abuse, such as mental abuse, are difficult to identify but can lead to symptoms such as depression, with drawl, and lowered levels of communication. The more obvious forms clearly come in the form of:
- Unkempt appearance
- Lacking access to regular washing
- Poor hygiene
- Medical neglect
Contact Us About Claims For Nursing Home Abuse In Calgary
If your suspect your loved one is experiencing abuse within their senior care residence, or have clear evidence of abuse or neglect, contact our personal injury lawyers in Edmonton so we can assess your circumstances and counsel you on the following steps you can take for filing a formal complaint and claims for damages sustained by your loved one and family.