Nursing homes serve an important purpose by caring for those who can no longer care for themselves. While there are many assisted living facilities doing an admirable job, the ones that don't are putting their residents, and potentially your loved one, at risk.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or is a victim of substandard care, it should be investigated. Here are seven signs of nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Avoidable bedsores
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Failure to prescribe proper medication
- Failure to notify a physician or family member of a change in condition
- Failure to properly cater to resident's needs
- Failure to monitor the resident
Remember, abuse and neglect aren't confined to the nursing home. In-home caretakers are also responsible for the well-being of those they serve. Abuse and neglect can also occur in any type of assisted living facility.
If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect and abuse, call the personal injury attorneys of Hupy and Abraham at (800) 800-5678 for a confidential, free consultation.