With the increase in nursing home abuse and neglect taking place, this raises some concerns for patients who have Alzheimer’s.Alzheimer’s can raise a patient’s vulnerability to others and put them at risk of being abused in a nursing home setting. One study has shown that almost half of the patients who have suffered mistreatment of some kind by a caregiver had Alzheimer’s.Some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s could be a triggering factor for nursing home abuse. Many times Alzheimer patients will become aggressive, either vocally or physically toward caregivers.No matter how a patient acts, it is the responsibility of a caregiver to take care of your loved one according to professional and ethical standards. If you suspect that abuse is taking place, you should contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.Unfortunately, Alzheimer patients are not only at risk of being abused by a caregiver but they are also at risk of being abused by another resident. Some research indicates that residents have suffered some of the following from other residents:
- Reddened areas of skin
Alzheimer patients are 5 times more likely to be injured, as compared to other residents who do not suffer from this illness. Alzheimer patients with moderate impairment were 8 times more likely to be injured and those with severe impairment are 12 times more likely of being injured.Whether abuse comes from a caregiver or another resident, your loved one does not deserve to suffer. Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer who will fight for the rights of your loved one.Contacting a Chicago Nursing Home Abuse LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of nursing home abuse. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.