What are Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect? | Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
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What are Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, there are hundreds of thousands of patients receiving care at this type of facility.

While most nursing homes and their staff understand the importance of keeping patients safe, this does not hold true across the board. Unfortunately, there are times when a patient is neglected.

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home? If so, you need to keep your eyes open for signs of neglect. This doesn’t mean you should always think the worse, but it is best to be on the lookout to ensure the person’s safety and well being.

Some of the most common neglect indicators include:

  • Poor hygiene.
  • Untreated problems, including but not limited to bedsores.
  • Unexplained falls.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Medication errors.
  • Unsanitary conditions.

If you feel that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney. We have helped many families recover the compensation they deserve for such treatment.

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