It is a hard decision to put a family member into a nursing home. But when that difficult decision must be made, families expect nursing homes to treat every single resident they care for with the utmost care and respect. Yet over and over again, instances of elderly abuse and neglect in care facilities continue to rise. That is why Hupy and Abraham expanded its practice to include the best nursing home abuse and neglect team available.
Unfortunately, many facilities systematically struggle with understaffing, fail to follow resident care plans or simply don’t provide the quality of care that is required of them. As a result, thousands of residents are abused and neglected, forcing their families to struggle for answers and compensation for the preventable injuries they suffered.
If you suspect a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, here are seven key signs to look for:
- Avoidable bedsores
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Failure to prescribe proper medication
- Failure to notify a physician or family member of a condition change
- Failure to properly cater to resident's needs
- Failure to monitor the resident
This is a stressful and complicated process, and one that you don’t have to face alone. To help residents and their families better understand how to proceed after an incident of abuse or neglect, the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Hupy and Abraham have put together a comprehensive guidebook.
This guide will explain:
- specific examples of abuse or neglect;
- signs of a poor facility;
- factors that contribute to abuse or neglect;
- how to report abuse or neglect; and
- the rights afforded to all residents.