Abuse can occur in any place.In a community or a household, abuse can happen.It can be in the form of physical abuse or emotional abuse.More often we hear of cases of abuse at households.It occurs when a husband abuses his wife in a physical way by purposely hitting her at times that he is frustrated.
Looking at nursing homes or retirement homes where nurses take care of the sick and the elderly. Nurses or health caregivers provide them with the necessary support in their daily endeavors.Nurses help feed them, give them baths, assists them when going to the restroom, and even entertain them by reading them pages from books or magazines.Since families feel like taking care of the sick and the elderly is such a taxing task for them, they leave their sick and elderly to be cared for by strangers at a nursing home.
A nursing home can be quite the heavenly, or hellish experience for the people being admitted .It can be like heaven when the employees work passionately, with care and love for their patients, attending to their needs. However, when the nurses in a nursing home are the ones that get easily frustrated when it comes to attending to other people’s needs, that’s when it becomes hell for the sick and the elderly as they spend the rest of their days inside that nursing home.
Cases for physical abuse in nursing homes is not that rare in the US anymore, that’s why some US attorneys have been focusing on incidents of abuse that occur inside nursing homes.This has become a priority issue since people who are commonly admitted to nursing homes can’t defend themselves physically, from any types of abuse that can happen to them, since they can’t even take care of themselves properly without the necessary support from other people.But not all cases of abuse that occur in nursing homes suggest that the offender is always the nurse or the caregiver, there are also cases where the patients are the ones committing acts that can be considered as abuse towards their caregivers.
Basically, the vital role of a nursing home lawyer or attorney is to defend the rights of victims of abuse inside the nursing home.Whether the nurse, caregiver or even the patient is the one who has committed the offense, the nursing home lawyer or attorney has to study the case thoroughly to make sure that the proper punishment is delivered to the offender.