The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home isn’t an easy one to make. And when you do make that decision, you do so with the belief that it’s for your loved one’s best interest. Sadly, you could end up entrusting your loved one into the care of a neglectful person. Should that happen, please know that it isn’t in any way your fault. Nursing home neglect happens sometime. But you don’t have to just accept it for what it is, you can fight back by hiring a lawyer. That way, you can get justice for the one you love.
Signs of Neglect
Neglect can be either intentional or unintentional. However, the results will still be detrimental either way. So just because the staff at the nursing home didn’t mean to do it, doesn’t mean they should just get away with it. But how can you tell if your loved one is being neglected in the nursing home? Usually, there are physical signs for you to spot. For instance, if your loved one is losing a significant amount of weight or if they are growing bed sores on their body, you’ll want to investigate to make sure that the staff are taking care of your loved one like they’re supposed to. Also, another way to spot neglect is to look at your loved one’s living condition in the nursing home. Are the floors clean? Is the trash taken out regularly? How does the linens look? If the place looks dirty, there’s a good chance of neglect going on. So contact us if you believe the nursing home isn’t properly taking care of your loved one, and we’ll make sure that justice is served.