New Jersey Nursing Home Injury Lawyer —Neglect and Abuse of Elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Neglect and abuse of nursing home residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey happens more frequently than you might think. Those with these serious issues are among the most helpless nursing home and assisted living facility residents, unable to protect themselves and/or unable to report mistreatment to family members and nursing home management. As a result these nursing home/assisted living facility residents are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
Wandering – When Your Loved Ones Are Left Unsupervised
Without proper security procedures, dementia and Alzheimer’s residents can wander away from their room or outside of the nursing home, assisted living or memory care facility entirely. When this happens, they are often times unable to find their way back and are put at serious risk of injury from traffic, falls and exposure to the elements—summer’s heat and winter’s cold. The results can be catastrophic. Nursing home, assisted living, and memory care residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia should be provided with special bracelets or alarms – sometimes called “Wandergard bracelets” – and require closer supervision when not in their rooms.
It’s the job of the facility and its nursing staff to keep your loved ones safe and secure. If all the proper security and safety measures are put into place—as they should be—then wandering and elopement SHOULD NOT HAPPEN.
Physical/Verbal Abuse and Neglect Is Unacceptable
Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia robs victims of their ability to remember and follow instructions. Sometimes nursing home staff members may lose their tempers and verbally or physically abuse dementia and Alzheimer’s residents. Others may just neglect the needs of these people rather than attempt to assist such difficult residents. We are aware of extreme cases where nursing home employees have been caught on surveillance videos and “granny-cams” families have placed in their loved one’s rooms, physically and/or verbally assaulting residents “caught on tape”.
Physical and Verbal Abuse of the elderly with cognitive brain injuries is not only unacceptable and below the accepted standard of care — IT’S AGAINST THE LAW! Sgarman Law’s nursing home litigation team can help.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Need More Care
Residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia require a higher level of care and supervision than most other facility residents. When the caregivers don’t provide the legally required care this can lead to accidents, injuries and even wrongful death.
How Sugarman Law Helps Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
Sugarman Law has successfully prosecuted nursing homes, assisted living facilities and memory care units for mistreatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. When negligent facilities do not properly care for your family, friends or loved ones and they suffer injury or death, Sugarman Law takes them to court and holds them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
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If your family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia has been injured by neglect or abuse in a nursing home, assisted living facility and/or memory care unit, please fill out the contact form or call Barry Sugarman and the nursing home litigation team at Sugarman Law at 732-877-1975. Sugarman Law obtains compensation for the elderly who suffer injuries and death from nursing home neglect and abuse.
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