Restraints are anything that is intended to limit a person’s mobility due to different reasons. As we age, we begin to face health challenges on a physical and mental level, making it almost impossible to care for ourselves and also putting us in danger of falling, getting lost or having serious accidents. Sometimes, restraints are necessary. Sometimes, they’re excessive, cruel, and completely unneeded.
Nursing homes use restraints to control behavior or mobility when it comes to high risk patients. The law explicitly states that restraints should only be used in certain cases, and after written consent is provided by the family of the individual being restrained.
Here are some of the common restraint methods in use today:
Restraints are Considered Nursing Home Abuse
Restraining the elderly is both unethical and illegal in some cases. If you suspect that your loved one is being unjustifiably restrained, you should carry out your own investigation to determine if your claims or suspicions are valid. Our law firm has been handling cases of nursing home abuse for nearly 30 years in Dallas. Let us help you. By seeking legal help, you’ll be able to stop these abusive nursing homes from committing future abuse.
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