It can be difficult and even heart-breaking when the time comes to entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home. And it’s even more heart-breaking when that trust is betrayed.
Many nursing homes are owned by big corporations who care more about profits than people. All too often nursing home staffs are over-worked, under-paid and poorly trained. Residents can be neglected or even abused.
Many nursing home residents have limited abilities to communicate. Often the weakest are the first to be mistreated, left with little or no basic human dignity. Neglect or abuse can result in terrible mental anguish and suffering, physical injuries, illness and even death.
Tennessee has laws to protect our elderly citizens who can’t protect themselves. If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you can contact Knoxville attorneys Hotz and Associates for a free consultation. You can email, chat with us online, or give us a call at 865-637-9000.