Nursing home abuse is a heartbreaking reality in Illinois. Many elderly residents have fallen victim to such abuse often at the hands of nursing home staff. Many senior residents of Illinois live in the nursing homes due to prolonged illnesses and the need for constant medical care. However, many family members are often unaware of the daily abuse and neglect faced by their elderly members living in such institutions.
Illinois laws strictly prohibit nursing home abuse, which can take various forms such as physical and emotional abuse and sexual and psychological trauma inflicted on the elderly. Sometimes, nursing home staff may isolate an elderly patient, completely ignoring and neglecting the patient's physical well-being. Visiting family members must monitor their loved one's behavior and overall physical condition to detect any sign of neglect or nursing home abuse.