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D’Agostino & Associates Fights Nursing Home Neglect

Protect Victims of Nursing Home Neglect: Call an Attorney

You’ve visited your elderly parent at the local nursing home, only to come away feeling concerned. Our staff members treating your loved one properly? You see several bruises and a skin rash that never seems any better, no matter how often you mention it to the attending nurse.

Unfortunately, staffing shortages too often lead to elderly neglect. If you’ve mentioned your concerns but still see evidence of abuse, you need to contact a nursing home neglect attorney. From Staten Island, NY to New Jersey, the law team at D’Agostino & Associates P.C. investigates the problem and helps you regain control of your loved one’s care.

Nursing Home Neglect Victim

Watch for the Signs

Because neglect often manifests itself in subtle ways at first, it may seem difficult to prove. This issue is compounded by the fact that most victims can’t fully describe the problem. Elderly individuals with dementia and other cognitive conditions are more likely to be victims of abuse. If you have a bad feeling about your loved one’s nursing home care, don’t ignore it. Below are among the most common ways that your loved one may be neglected or abused within a nursing home.

Additional Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

Watch for any of these additional warning signs of neglect or abuse:

  • Prolonged rashes
  • Strong odors from urine or feces
  • Lack of assistance or preventative precautions (particularly if they lead to falls/injuries)
  • Tears or scratches on the skin
  • poor infection care
  • Mysterious wounds or bruises
  • Fractured bones
  • High rate of “fall” incidents
  • Pronounced isolation and depression
  • Fear, anxiety, or unusual mood changes
  • Nervousness around all or specific attendants
  • Altered communication patterns (stubborn silences, inability to talk)
  • General disorientation
  • High staff turnover in the facility
  • Signs of unwarranted physical or chemical restraints
  • Missing or stolen personal effects

Although some of the above signs may happen as a part of aging, if you notice multiple problems at once, talk to your nursing home neglect lawyer. The law firm of D’Agostino & Associates has offices in Staten Island, NY, Brooklyn, and the greater New York and New Jersey area.

We care about the level of nursing home care and want to protect innocent victims of abuse. D’Agostino & Associates P.C. has offices in New York and New Jersey. Contact us, or call us at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.