Pennsauken, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2018 -- For over four decades, the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka have provided legal representation for injured clients throughout Philadelphia, PA and Southern New Jersey. Now, the Burlington County car accident lawyers are offering tips for their clients on recognizing nursing home abuse, and how to protect their loved ones from it.
As the aging population of America grows, so does its nursing home residents. However, the increasing number of patients who require care, combined with reduced nursing home staff, resources, and lack of government oversight has created the perfect storm of neglect for these vulnerable parents, grandparents, and other family members.
Abuse in a nursing home can take many forms, including mental, physical, emotional, sexual, and even financial. The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka warns of the possible signs that a loved one may be getting abused. These can range from mood swings and depression, to broken bones and bruises, to infections and a poor physical appearance.
To protect seniors from the overwhelming trauma of nursing home or caregiver abuse, it's recommended to carefully select the care facility at which they will reside. Talking to other patients and residents, including their families, can help provide information about the nursing home, such as if they experienced any problems.
Thoroughly reading any contracts before signing them is another way to ensure the safety of a potential nursing home resident. If the contract includes a forced arbitration clause, it's recommended to ask for it to be removed, or look for another caregiver facility. Frequently visiting the nursing home is another way to assess the level of care provided to the patients. If possible, it's best to visit during different days and times.
By remaining vigilant and looking for any possible warning signs, families can help put a stop to the epidemic of elder abuse in our nation's nursing homes and caregiver facilities.
For more information, or to hire an auto accident attorney in New Jersey, call the Law Offices of Vincent J. Cieca at 856-283-0589 or visit https://ciecka.com/ today.
About The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C.
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka was established in 1976 as a people focused personal injury law firm. The firm treats its clients with the utmost care and respect, and works with their clients to get the best results possible. The firm provides legal representation throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding counties, and all areas of Central and Southern New Jersey. The Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka focus only on handling injury cases in the practice areas of personal injury and workers compensation. Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., has over four decades of experience providing the highest level of strategic legal representation for all facets of personal injury and workers compensation cases, having taken part in extensive past cases dealing with insurance companies and courts alike.
Individuals that have been hurt and need help, call 856-283-0589 or reach them at https://www.ciecka.com and they will fight for them so they can get back to their lifestyle without having to deal with the insurance companies.