Complaints Against Nursing Homes – Report Elder Abuse & Neglect
Anyone who suspects neglect, wrong-doing, abuse or fraud regarding a resident in a nursing home, may anonymously Report Elder Abuse & Neglect to Adult Protective Services.
If you seek legal counsel for damages in an elder abuse or neglect case, Adult Protective Services must first investigate and provide a written Report Elder Abuse & Neglect for the incident(s). During the investigative period, as your attorneys, the Strom Law Firm would begin gathering information and evidence for your suit, as well as maintain communication with Adult Protective Services on your behalf.
Report Elder Abuse & Neglect or Exploitation in South Carolina
Report online: Visit the Adult Protective Services page. In the top right column, you’ll find a drop down menu to make a report.
Call to report suspected mistreatment in:
- Private or foster homes: 803-898-7318
- Richland county long-term care facilities: 803-734-9900
- Long-term care facilities outside Richland County: 800-868-9095
Find resources and learn more: Visit South Carolina’s office of aging Ombudsman site. The site provides reports and access to records on long-term care facilities as well as the residents’ Bill of Rights.
Remedy of Nursing Home Neglect
In certain situations adult protective services may be able to meet the needs of a nursing home resident who has been abused, neglected, or exploited.
If Adult Protective Services concludes that an allegation of mistreatment is well-founded, it will respond by offering the victim appropriate services, such as medical assistance, counseling, special transportation, assistance with money management, or placement in a different residential setting.
In South Carolina Adult Protective Services will secure and coordinate existing services (mental health etc.), arrange for living quarters, obtain financial benefits to which a vulnerable adult is entitled, and secure medical services, supplies, and legal services.
When Complaints Against Nursing Homes Warrant Legal Action
Adult Protective Services cannot turn back time to reverse an injury or untimely death. If the victim’s family does not feel satisfied or justly compensated for the injury or indignity suffered at the hands of the nursing home after working with Adult Protective Services, the victim’s family can proceed against the nursing home for negligence.
The nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLChave aggressively pursued justice on behalf of loved ones and their families who have suffered injury or death as a result of nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys are available for a no-cost consultation to discuss the facts of your case and possible remedies against your nursing home or patient care facility.