When you entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home, discovering signs of nursing home abuse or neglect may be one of the most difficult moments your family has to face. While you can’t prevent past abuse, there are steps you can take to report abuse and protect your loved one’s safety and dignity.
If you are asking yourself what to do if you suspect nursing home abuse we, at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, have the knowledge and resources to hold nursing homes accountable for abuse. If you suspect your loved one’s rights are being violated, our Boston nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers want to help. Contact our legal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 577-5188 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or is in danger of being abused, you should take immediate action to report the abuse. If the situation is an emergency, dial 911.
In non-emergency situations, take these steps to report nursing home abuse:
- Contact your local protective services agency.
Massachusetts offers a variety of protective services to elders being abused by caregivers or living alone in neglect, including:
- Legal services
- Home health care
- Safety planning
Protective services are provided to eligible seniors at no cost. Click here to find phone numbers and addresses for the protective services agencies serving your community.
- Call the Massachusetts Elder Abuse Hotline.
You can confidentially report elder abuse 24/7 by dialing (800) 922-2275. Be sure to include as much information as possible with your report, such as:
- Your loved one’s age and contact information
- The type of suspected abuse or neglect
- Medical treatments your loved one is receiving
- Names of anyone you feel may be responsible for the abuse
- Speak to your area long-term care ombudsman.
Long-term care ombudsmen advocate on behalf of residents of nursing homes, care homes, and assisted living facilities. Click here to find the ombudsman serving your loved one’s community.
- Get Jason Stone Injury Lawyers
Our Boston nursing home abuse lawyers are here to listen to your concerns, investigate the abuse, and fight to prevent future abuse from happening to your loved one and other residents, and help give you the peace of mind needed to address your personal needs. Let us fight to get you compensation for everything your family is going through. Call (800) 577-5188 and let us stand up for your family’s rights.
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Your initial consultation is free, and there are no upfront fees for us to start working on your case. We can come to you, or we can meet with you via video conferencing through Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Don’t delay getting your loved one the help they need. If you are still not sure what to do if you suspect nursing home abuse, contact us today.