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Nursing home neglect and your loved one

Nursing home abuse is more common than you might expect. Each year, thousands of residents at long-term care facilities are either injured or lose their lives because they don't receive an adequate level of care. Among the many types of neglectful behavior these individuals' caregivers include not helping residents in moving about, with eating, or with basic hygiene are the most common.

Types of nursing home abuse and neglect

Making the decision to put your loved in a nursing home is difficult. The last thing you want to realize is that your loved one is being abused or neglected. Physical abuse and neglect can sometimes be easy to see. It's other types of abuse and neglect that can occur without causing any physical signs.

How can an ombudsman stop nursing home neglect?

Nursing home neglect and abuse is a serious problem in many of the nation's nursing homes and assisted living centers. Our seniors should never have to deal with neglect and abuse on any level. If it does occur, though, who can help?

Signs your loved one may have fallen victim to nursing home abuse

Whether it be neglecting a nursing home resident's basis hygiene, not rendering necessary assistance with eating, or forcing them to remain bedridden because no accommodations are made for their mobility; these are just some of the many examples of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, there are many others though as well.

Signs of dehydration in the elderly

Dehydration is one of the biggest problems that the elderly face in assisted living centers. On its own, it does not necessarily mean that a resident is being abused or neglected, but it can be a warning sign that family members need to watch out for. It could mean that the staff is not giving the person adequate food and water and is therefore neglecting to meet their needs properly.

Who can report nursing home abuse in Ohio?

The National Center for Elder Abuse reports that two groups of people are abused in nursing homes more than others. These are older residents and female residents. In addition, the NCEA also reported that during a three-year period, a third of U.S. nursing homes received citations for violating federal standards. Violations where residents were in danger of serious injury or death occurred in one in 10 nursing homes.

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It's been said that very few medical settings are as challenging as the nursing home. Almost all patients have multiple medical issues, for example, making it chaotic and complex. On top of that, 70 percent of those in nursing homes are dealing with some level of cognitive impairment.

Signs of nursing home abuse shows a need to take action

Nursing home abuse and neglect are horrible actions that put people who count on others to care for them in danger. The dangers are horrible and can lead to elderly patients being harmed or even killed. In our previous blog post, we discussed the horror of psychological abuse and how this abuse is far too common in nursing homes.

Psychological abuse is far too common in nursing homes

Thinking of abuse in nursing homes might conjure images of bruises and other signs of physical abuse. It might shock you to learn that physical abuse isn't the most common type of abuse in nursing homes. Psychological abuse accounts for 54.1 percent of all abuse claims in nursing homes in this country.

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