What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

The Nursing Home Care Act is an Illinois law which protects the rights of residents of long-term care facilities, including victims of nursing home abuse and negligence.

If you suspect that your rights or the rights of your loved one living in an Illinois nursing home have been violated, please contact Michael Perillo at 847.244.0111 today.

Nursing home abuse takes many forms, including physical, mental & emotional, sexual, and financial. Abuse may be so severe that death results. In all situations, Illinois and federal laws exist to protect the rights of these nursing home abuse and neglect victims.

Nursing home abuse or neglect can manifest itself in various ways. Fall injuries are often experienced as a consequence of staff negligence. Decubitus ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, can also result as a consequence of negligence or neglect. The improper use of medications or the failure to provide the resident with medication as directed by his or her physician can also result in injury or death, yet again another example of nursing home negligence. Of course, nursing home residents are sometimes injured as a consequence of the intentional acts of other residents or facility staff members. General lack of proper and appropriate care may also give rise to claims of negligence in the nursing home setting