Negligence in nursing home

Nursing homes are in place to provide care and support to elderly people on a 24-hour basis.

Elderly people choose to be placed into nursing homes or opt for long-term care facilities at their homes to ensure they are well taken care of with adequate support as and when required.

Many nursing homes and long term care facilities offer the required professional service with adequate care and compassion.

However, in recent months there have been serious concerns as to the way some of these facilities are being operated and the standard of care they offer.

Many nursing homes are failing the most vulnerable in today’s society by exposing them to a significant risk of harm.

Examples of errors and inadequate care include:

  • Administering wrong medication
  • Rough handling
  • Neglect
  • Failure to provide care, treatment and support to meet their needs
  • Failure to provide sufficient food and fluids
  • Physical, psychological and verbal abuse

Abuse of the elderly can occur in nursing homes, hospitals or at home.

At Swain & Co we possess the determination and compassion to assist victims of this sort of abuse and their families.  Our team of solicitors ensures that elderly family members and their loved ones receive the full compensation they deserve.

Elderly family members and friends have the right to be treated with compassion and care. If you are a victim, or if you suspect that someone you know is a victim of an abuse or neglect, Swain & Co Solicitors are here to offer you the assistance you require. If you know someone who has been mistreated due to the lack of proper care in a nursing home, do not hesitate to contact us today on 02392 483322 to discuss your personal injury claim.