The Omnibus Adult Protection Act was created in order to protect elders living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities against abuse and neglect. The act describes the elements that are prohibited in nursing homes under law. These include physical or psychological abuse, negligence, and exploitation. Physical or psychological abuse can be the most devastating for both the victim and their family. Financial exploitation often occurs in nursing homes that are understaffed or where the staff is under-paid.
View our article on the Omnibus Adult Protection Act to find out if the symptoms that your loved one is experiencing in their nursing home is in violation of the act. If you plan to pursue a nursing home abuse case, call 832-277-6061 to set up a free consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer.