The Fakhouri Firm
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Chicago, IL 60601
As your parents age, they will require an increasing amount of hands-on care. At some point, they may become completely dependent on you to take their medicine, get fed, navigate the house, bathe and to be driven to appointments. However much you love your parents, you may not have the time or the resources to provide the encompassing care they need.
Many Illinois residents turn to nursing homes for help. You trust these facilities to care for their physical and emotional wellbeing. However, reports show an alarming number of incidents each year of resident neglect and abuse. Learn what you can do to keep your loved one safe.
You may not be able to watch the ins-and-outs of your loved one’s daily care, but you should remain aware of their well-being. Monitoring their mental and physical health can help you quickly recognize signs of distress. Speak with your parent on a regular basis and visit the facility as often as possible. While there, keep an eye out for any of the following signs that could signal neglect.
Nursing home neglect can stem from many causes, including understaffing, overworked staff, lack of supervision or undertrained staff. However, none of these reasons excuses the neglect of residents.
If you suspect neglect, take immediate action. Doing so can help not only your loved one, but other nursing home residents as well. Consider contacting the following groups for help:
Nursing home neglect victims may be able to file a personal injury claim to seek justice and secure the compensation they need to obtain safe and proper care.
If you think your loved one was harmed by nursing home negligence, call The Fakhouri Firm, at 312-999-9990.
Experience and a reputation as a consummate professional have resulted in many accolades for Robert S. Fakhouri, including selection for inclusion in Super Lawyers and recognition from The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
Find out why so many clients appreciate the amount of work we put into their case. You can learn about your options during a free consultation by calling 312-999-9990 or completing our online intake form. We represent Illinois clients from our downtown Chicago office location.