Look for Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
There are a number of different warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect that could suggest that a facility is not providing adequate health care. In many cases, these warning signs will go unnoticed until it is too late. In other cases, these warning signs are simply brushed off by family members and friends. In even more cases, these warning signs are hidden behind closed doors. Whatever the case, it is important to be on the lookout for any signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing homes are supposed to be a place of support and security; however, this is not always the case. If you notice any warning signs that a nursing home is not up to standard, report the abuse, then it is important to contact a elderly abuse attorney to get accountability.
Physical Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Physical signs can often be a great indicator of abuse. If your loved one is showing any of these symptoms, it could be a sign of neglect or abuse:
- Bed sores/ pressure sores
- Torn clothing or personal items
- Constant falls and traumas
- Excessive weight loss or weight gain
- Fecal/urine smells
- Pale complexion
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Presence of dirt, lice, fleas, etc.
- A change in personality
Keep in mind that abuse can also occur without any shred of tangible physical symptoms such as bruises from physical abuse. It is also important to remember that emotional abuse be just as common and devastating to the nursing home victim.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Inadequate Care
There are a number of cases where the neglect or abuse is not as easy to recognize as the physical signs. One of the best ways to understand if a nursing home is providing adequate care is to understand the Minnesota Nursing Home Resident Bill of Rights.
Some of the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Include:
- Lack of staff members and lack of service provided
- Rudeness of staff members
- Lack of entertainment facilities
- Lack of patient morale
- Lack of proper diet, nutrition and lifestyle facilities
- Lack of proper heating or cooling
- Lack of proper hygienic cleaning
Definitions of Nursing Home Elder Abuse and Neglect
The Definition of Nursing Home Abuse
The Definition of Nursing Home Neglect
Information About Nursing Home Resident Rights
If you notice any type of vulnerable adult abuse or neglect, then it is important to discuss your concerns with your loved one then report the abuse an seek accountability with experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.
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Realizing that your loved one may be in danger and may not be receiving the utmost quality of care can make you feel anger, helpless and confused to begin with. You most likely will not know what to do or who to turn to for help with this injustice. This is why it is so important to contact a qualified elder abuse and neglect lawyer to help assess the situation and hold the nursing home accountable.
Knowing the warning signs of nursing home abuse is your first step to ensuring your loved one is properly taken care of. Contacting Kenneth LaBore is the next step for a free consultation. Call him at: 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or fill out the form on this page to discuss your legal options.