WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT NURSING HOME ABUSE?
If you suspect nursing home abuse, you should immediately report it. There are several resources for filing a complaint of nursing home abuse or neglect in Ohio, including the following:
- The Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Long Term Care has a Complaint Department where anyone can file a complaint about a nursing facility. This department offers an online Complaint Form as well as live phone assistance during normal working hours at (800) 342-0553.
- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a special Adult Protective Services division which investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults over the age of 60. Reports should be made via your county.
- The Ohio Attorney General’s office also has a platform for you to file a complaint of nursing home abuse or neglect.
In addition to filing a complaint, you may wish to discuss with your loved one whether to move to a different nursing facility that may provide better treatment.
Next, contact the law offices of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy for a free consultation. We will listen to your claim and determine whether you have a valid case of abuse or neglect. If so, we can handle all the details for you while you help your loved one decide how to move forward.