The holiday season is the time many people get to see extended family members that they don’t get to see on a regular basis. While COVID-19 is limiting how we get to visit our parents and grandparents who live in long-term care facilities, we can still be advocates for the elderly by making sure to screen them for elderly abuse or neglect.
At Tourtlotte Law Firm, we are committed to finding justice for the vulnerable who have been victims of elderly abuse and neglect in nursing homes and in their own homes. Whether a senior has been subjected to abuse by staff in a facility or by an in-home care provider, the seriousness should not be ignored or let go of.
The professionals at Tourtlotte Law Firm have helped residents of Bozeman and nearby communities protect the rights of the elderly who have been abused and taken advantage of. As their family members, you have a responsibility to screen your loved ones and report any signs of abuse or neglect.
With COVID-19 making in-person visits more difficult, there need to be alternative ways to screen your loved ones. If you are unable to meet in-person, be sure to set up a video chat where you can see them. You don’t have to let them know that you are screening them ? ask to see their Christmas tree and/or decorations or just let them know that you miss seeing them smile.
What To Look For
There are common signs of abuse among the elderly who being victimized and neglected. Here are some of the things to pay attention to and watch for.
Since physical abuse is only one way that abusers hurt the elderly, it is important to pay attention to signs of abuse. It can be difficult to acknowledge that someone you love is being made to suffer at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them. That is why it is so important to watch for the signs and take immediate legal action when you see them.
Don’t wait when you suspect elderly abuse ? In Bozeman, the professionals at Tourtlotte Law can help you now!