October 9, 2011
If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected in his or her nursing home–or if you are being abused in a nursing home–it is crucial that the abuse be reported right away.
Contacting an elder advocacy group is a great way to make your voice heard and help bring an end to your loved one’s abuse, as well as help prevent nursing home abuse in the future.
The following is a list of Ombudsmen, state agency, and Citizen Advocacy Groups throughout the United States. These groups can help you get the help you need during a very difficult and confusing time: www.ltcombudsman.org/ombudsman
We also highly recommend you get in touch with a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer in your state. Lawyers who deal with nursing home abuse cases can help you in your pursuit of justice for the abuse you or a loved one has experienced in a nursing home.