Behavioral Changes

Family members of elderly or disabled residents of care facilities often suspect nursing home abuse and neglect. They frequently ask us, "What are the warning signs?" In fact, it can be quite difficult to determine what is actually happening in a long-term care facility when visitors are not around.

However, if you have noticed significant changes in behavior or uncharacteristic demonstrations of emotion, it is wise to investigate further. A candid conversation with an attorney knowledgeable about elder abuse is a good start.

Do You Suspect Physical Or Emotional Abuse Of The Elderly Is Taking Place In Your Loved One's Care Facility?

The Chicago area law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., invites you to contact us and request a consultation if you have observed emotional or behavioral changes in your mother, father, husband or wife in a nursing home. Has he or she displayed signs of any of the following?

  • Increased agitation and anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Frequent crying.
  • Lethargy.
  • Physical abuse such as bruises.
  • Frequent falls.
  • Sexual abuse.

Cognitive decline or dementia can often mask signs of abuse and neglect affecting your relative who is a resident of a nursing home, rehabilitation center or assisted living facility. It can be a challenge to discover the truth about the treatment a care facility resident is subjected to. An experienced lawyer can advise you on how to get an investigation underway with the goal of uncovering the truth. Your loved one and close family members may be eligible for compensation. You may also be able to get a judge to order a nursing to correct faulty procedures.

In Case Of Signs Of Elder Abuse Or Nursing Home Resident Abuse, Get Answers, Get Help | Contact A Chicago Lawyer Today

Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., advises and represents individuals and families who have experienced harm and losses caused by abuse and neglect of a nursing home resident. Our Illinois lawyers do not charge for initial consultations. Call 312-386-7683 or send an email inquiry for a prompt response.