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.
We know that the thought of a loved one being harmed in the nursing home is difficult to think about. For many families, that is a reality of life. People who have a loved one in a nursing home should be on the lookout for signs that things aren't going well at the nursing home.
If you notice any signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, you can take action. Filing reports is one option that you have. If your loved one suffered harm because of the abuse or neglect, seeking compensation is another possible course of action. We can help you to explore each option.
Some signs that you should be watchful for include frequent falls, unexplained or poorly explained bruising, wandering away from the nursing home, seeming withdrawn, suffering from bouts of dehydration or malnutrition and having bed sores. All of these are signs that looking into what is going on at this nursing home is necessary.
As much as it might pain you to learn about the abuse or neglect, it is the first step in being able to put a stop to it. Don't let your loved one suffer at the hands of those who should be caring for him or her. Take action right away.