Resources for Nursing Home Residents
Nursing homes are a unique legal setting. Nursing homes are obligated to provide a special level of care and protection for each resident. In this section, we provide resources and links to information that youll need if a resident has been harmed due to neglect and/or abuse. There are several steps to take when dealing with elder abuse in Wisconsin nursing homes. You, as a resident, family member, friend, caregiver, volunteer or advocate need to know the steps you can take to report, remedy and prevent elder abuse.
Familiarize yourself with the rights residents are entitled to by Federal and Wisconsin State law.
- Definition of Elder Neglect & Abuse
- Signs of Elder Neglect & Abuse
- A Nursing Home Case is a 4-step Process
Use the links on the following page before visiting any facility. Be an informed consumer.
Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice provides introductory answers to frequently asked questions regarding nursing home neglect and abuse.