The Abuse Risks Faced by Alzheimer’s Patients
Nearly 44 million people struggle with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In the United States, one in nine seniors over 65 suffers from this disease and the cost of caring for Alzheimer’s patients is estimated to be around $226 billion. While more and more research is being conducted to combat (and hopefully eliminate) this devastating illness, it continues to tear families apart and rob sufferers of their dignity. It also renders victims more vulnerable to unchecked abuse and mistreatment by nursing homes, memory care units and other long term care facilities. If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s and you suspect that they’re being mistreated by their nursing home, contact a qualified attorney immediately.
If there’s one group that possesses a limited ability to speak for themselves, it’s patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for staff at care facilities to subject residents with ALZ to various forms of mistreatment and indignity, including physical abuse, belittling, negligence and even sexual assault. Although they nursing home patients may not be able to remember or relay their abuse to their loved ones, families of patients are encouraged to look for physical signs of abuse, including bruises, bedsores and curious markings.
Sugarman Law, LLC represents Alzheimer’s patients in lawsuits against nursing homes, memory care units and other facilities who care for those stricken with these disease. If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s and you suspect that they’re being mistreated, contact a qualified attorney immediately.
Barry Sugarman has been successfully prosecuting abusive elder care facilities for years. If you feel as though your loved one is being abused by their nursing home or other elder care facility, call us today for a free consultation.