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10.0Michael A. Shammas
10.0Michael A. Shammas

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Overview:

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be the most difficult choice a person has to make.  You place your trust in the nursing facility to care for your loved one with dignity, and to follow the plan of care to ensure they are being treated and monitored properly.  Nursing home cases can be brought for many different types of situations, including injuries or death due to falls, pressure sores, malnutrition, abuse, and more.  Sadly, many nursing home residents do not communicate instances of abuse or neglect out of fear, embarrassment, and often times, because they no longer have the mental capability to communicate it.  However, there are some signs to look out for when visiting your loved one in a nursing home, such as:

  • Pressure sores and open wounds
  • Bruising
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Changes in emotional behavior
  • Sudden decreases in weight
  • Poor hygiene
  • Irritable behavior

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