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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Indicators

When an elderly person is unable to care for him or herself, a nursing home is often times the best solution. While most of these homes do whatever it takes to ensure the comfort and safety of residents, there are always a few bad apples that spoil the bunch. And in this case, it is more than a bad apple. It is a nursing home that feels it is okay to abuse and/or neglect residents.

Since private companies own most nursing homes, safety measures are often times overlooked as a means of increasing profit. This often times leads to poor hires, not enough staff, and as a result, neglect and abuse can occur.

Do you get the feeling that a loved one is being neglected by the nursing home in which they are living? Here are a few common indicators:

  • Poor hygiene
  • Unexplained falls
  • Inappropriate care
  • Untreated health concerns, such as bedsores
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Limited staff
  • Medication errors

If nursing home abuse or neglect is a concern in your mind, the first thing you should do is take your loved one to another facility. From there, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and can protect the rights of your loved one.

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