Nursing home abuse has been a very active topic lately as more and more nursing homes come under fire for their passive approach to health care. As a nursing home, their main priority is to the safety and health of their residents.
Nursing home abuse has been linked to such injuries as bed sores, bruises, slips and falls, severe weight loss, confusion, and even preventable death. The nurses and doctors need to be aware of every type of safety precaution and protocol that they must meet to keep your loved one healthy. They are actually tasked with developing a plan unique to your loved one for that exact goal.
Due to limited staff and overpopulated facilities, elderly or disabled patients living in long-term care facilities lack the attention they require. It is important to remain vigilant for your loved one’s health. Make surprise trips to the nursing homes and take a look how they are treated when you’re not expected to be there. Look at your loved one for signs of abuse like unexplained bruises, constant sedation, and confusion. Also look at the other residents and see how the nursing staff is responding to them. Do you see nurses with their heads down working while patients stand in line for medication or do they seem angry when talking to a patient? Ask as many questions as you need to the staff until you feel comfortable that you know everything possible about the nursing home and the welfare of your loved one.
To learn more about defective nursing home abuse, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.