Putting your parents, grandparents or other relatives in a nursing home facility was probably not your first choice, but you undoubtedly put a good amount of effort and care into your search. Once you realize that extended care is the best choice for your loved one, it makes sense that you would want the best available.
Unfortunately, it probably does not come as news to you that New Mexico nursing homes do not have the best reputation. At Harvey and Foote Law Firm, we help our clients secure damages for nursing home abuse. Through our actions, we hope to make our state a better place for our elders — but we need your help.
It is a shame that New Mexico is, in the words of the Albuquerque Journal, the worst state in the nation for serious nursing home problems. By keeping an eye out for some signs of elder abuse and neglect and by pursuing action when your loved ones have been wrong, we believe that you can help the legal systems crack down on these rampant abuses.
There are many things that may indicate a case for abuse. Some of them are obvious, such as injuries, medical mistakes, physical abuse or overmedication. Others may not be readily apparent, such as failing to monitor or provide supervision, mental abuse, financial exploitation or other, less tangible injuries.
Even if you put a good deal of care into the choice you made of nursing facilities, it could be wise to drop in every once in a while and put a critical eye towards the conditions in which your loved one lives. Things change, and hopefully, through oversight and vigilance, we can work together to make sure they change for the better.