Elder Neglect Lawyer in Hamilton, Ontario
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Many nursing homes and long-term care homes provide excellent care and a nurturing environment for our loved ones. But sadly some senior long-term care homes or nursing homes are negligent with their care, leading to unexplained death, serious injury or preventable illness of our loved ones.
What is elder neglect? Elder neglect occurs when a caregiver does not provide for an elder’s safety or for their physical and/or psychological needs. Physical neglect can mean failing to provide an elder with adequate and necessary medication or therapy, not taking care of their personal hygiene needs, or forcing them to live in unsanitary or potentially harmful conditions. Psychological neglect can mean leaving an older person alone for long periods of time or failing to provide the social contact, activities, and information necessary for an elder to thrive.
Elder neglect may not be easy to easy to identify, but it you think you parents, grandparents or loved one is not being adequately cared for then you should seek the professional advise of an experienced elder neglect lawyer. You can also get confidential and free resources from the Seniors Safety Line, 24/7. They provide referrals and support in over 150 languages for seniors experiencing abuse.