Indianapolis Lack of Exercise in a Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Many families give nursing homes the important task of taking care of their family members when they grow older and need special attention. Unfortunately, nursing homes are often understaffed, experience high turnover, and do not pay their employees a competitive wage, and as a result, there are far too many instances of nursing homes mistreating residents through negligence. One of the ways that a nursing home can neglect their elderly residents is by failing to provide them with adequate physical exercise.

While not getting enough exercise may seem unimportant, it can have negative effects on one’s health, especially for the elderly. Proper exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and failing to provide it shows a lack of care on the part of the nursing home. If your loved one has not been given proper exercise and has suffered as a result, contact the Indianapolis nursing home neglect lawyers with the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Why You Need an Attorney

Filing a lawsuit is a complicated and involved process. There are many rules and regulations about how to sue someone, who you need to serve, when and where you need to serve them, and so on. These complicated rules are made even more complex by the fact that each court can have its own set of rules that are completely different from other courts. Failing to follow any of these rules could result in a lawsuit failing before it even starts. Attorneys know how to follow these rules and procedures to the letter.

Practical experience is another reason to hire an attorney. Courts, and sometimes even the judges within them, can differ in how they read or apply laws. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney understands the laws and will be able to determine the best way to try a case. Your legal team will work hard to investigate the lack of exercise claim, determine who might be at fault, and will pursue aggressive legal action to put an end to this mistreatment.

Consequences of Lack of Exercise

Physical exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle, and if a nursing home resident isn’t getting the necessary exercise, it can have serious effects on their short- and long-term health. The following are some of the possible consequences of a lack of proper exercise in nursing home patients:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Loss of bone and muscle mass
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased risk of chronic diseases

Making things even worse is the fact that the elderly are especially susceptible to the dangers that accompany a lack of exercise. As people grow older, their bodies naturally start to lose muscle and bone mass at a faster rate than when they were young. This means that most elderly people are already physically weak and need exercise just to maintain their current level of fitness. Elderly people are also more susceptible to illnesses and disease, and poor physical health can make it easier for them to get sick.

Frequent exercise can help to combat the negative effects of aging. Physical activity helps residents build muscle and bone mass and prevents weakness and frailty. Also, regular exercise can help prevent diseases. If a nursing home denies their residents proper exercise, they are allowing the residents to become more prone to injury and illness. For a nursing home who has been tasked with protecting and providing for the elderly, that is neglectful and abusive. Your loved one has a right to the appropriate amount of physical exercise needed to maintain their health, and if a nursing home does not give your loved one this right, you should contact Hankey Law Office today to get the justice you deserve.

Contact Us

The legal team at Hankey Law Office is a group of Indianapolis nursing home malpractice lawyers with over 75 years of combined experience representing clients who have been in some way harmed by the actions of others. We know that accidents happen, but we hold nursing homes to the high standards that our elderly relatives deserve. If a nursing home fails to live up to that standard, then you and your loved ones deserve compensation for their failings. If your loved one has suffered because of a lack of exercise in the nursing home, Hankey Law Office can help your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.

At the Hankey Law Office, we employ only the best lawyers to represent our clients. These lawyers include our founder, Charles Hankey. Charles Hankey has been representing disabled clients for decades and has helped them through some of the most difficult parts of their lives. He has personally handled at least 10,000 trials and is very experienced in practicing in the courts of Indianapolis. He and the other lawyers at Hankey Law Office are ready to represent you in your time of need.

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to harm and therefore need the best protection. The Hankey Law Office is willing and able to provide that protection for you and your loved ones. Do not wait any longer to be compensated for the injuries that a nursing home has inflicted. If your loved one is suffering because of a lack of exercise, please call Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565 to schedule a free consultation.