Signs of nursing home neglect
Selecting a nursing home or rehabilitation facility can be a very difficult decision. You want to ensure your loved ones receive quality care in a safe environment. Nursing homes are meant to be healing places where individuals can focus on their health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, not every nursing home offers quality care, even if the facility seems safe and the staff seems attentive during the initial stages and timeframe that you or your loved one is a resident.
Common warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Uncommon irritability and mood swings
- Bed injuries such as bed sores
- Unexplained injuries (rashes, cuts, bruises, sores)
- Recurring or frequent illnesses that are not promptly reported to family members
- Broken bones or fractures
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If you suspect your loved one is being abused or has been injured because of negligence by the staff at a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, it is important to act quickly and speak with a lawyer specializing in nursing home abuse.
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Nursing home abuse warning signs
Nursing home abuse and neglect can be physical and emotional. If you suspect your loved one is being abused or has been injured because of negligence by the staff at a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, it is important to act quickly, and speak with a lawyer who specializes in nursing home abuse and will fight for your loved one’s rights. The following red flags may be indicators that could suggest improper care, abuse and/or negligence.
- Poor personal hygiene/living conditions
Nursing home staff are expected to care for and assist their residents with basic personal hygiene, from bathing and getting dressed to clipping nails, brushing teeth and more. In addition to good hygiene, living conditions are also expected to be of clean standards and sanitary. When a resident and/or the living area is neglected, poor hygiene and uncleanliness may become obvious.
- Lack of nutrition
When residents are not receiving proper and attentive care regarding nourishment, they can experience physical issues as a result of malnutrition and dehydration. This can be caused by staff simply overlooking a resident’s nutritional needs and schedule, whether accidentally or deliberately.
- Lack of mobility
For many residents, mobility is a daily struggle. The help of nursing home staff is often needed to move, exercise and engage in activity to build strength, improve circulation and help reduce spasms. If neglected, a resident may be in a single position for a long period of time, which can affect his or her health.
- Unexplained injuries
Unexplained injuries, such as broken bones, bruises or head injuries, should be considered serious red flags. Residents who do not receive the help needed from staff may attempt to do things themselves, potentially leading to injury.
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