No one in Tennessee wants to imagine that an elderly relative might be abused or neglected at a nursing home, but the reality is that these types of incidents occur with alarming frequency. When we help our elderly relatives get situated in a nursing home, we hope for -- and expect -- that relative to receive the best care possible. However, when elderly abuse occurs, the facilities and the staff members must be held accountable.
No one wants to see their elderly loved ones neglected or abused. "Respect your elders" is a saying that still holds true for many Tennessee residents, as it should for everyone. However, the sad reality is that some residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are facing situations involving abuse and neglect even as you read this post.