Nursing home abuse and neglect takes all sorts of forms, including abuse that may be given less attention (such as financial abuse). Unfortunately, some people living in these facilities are subjected to abuse that is sexual in nature. Sexual abuse in nursing homes can be especially challenging for various reasons. In some instances, victims feel ashamed about what took place even though they were not responsible for the abuse in any way. Sadly, these feelings can lead to silence and allow someone to get away with unthinkable acts. Our law firm believes that those who abuse residents in nursing homes must be held fully responsible.
Unlike physical abuse, which can leave visible marks, sexual abuse can be more difficult to detect. In some cases, the loved ones of those who are abused may suspect that something is not right. If your loved one lives in a nursing home and you are afraid that they are being sexually abused (or any other type of wrongdoing is taking place), it is imperative to examine their circumstances carefully and take action if necessary.
There are many different ways in which sexual abuse occurs in nursing homes and some residents may be more susceptible to this abuse than others. If you have been sexually abused in such an environment, you should not hesitate to take a stand for your legal rights. Please take a look at our page which covers this topic if you wish to view more concerning sexual abuse in nursing homes.