NURSING HOME NEGLECT
QUEENS NURSING HOME NEGLECT ATTORNEY
When you suspect that your loved one is not getting the care they deserve, it’s time to investigate. Of course, you are trying to visit as much as possible, but you likely have other responsibilities that prevent you from going as often as you’d like to. How can you be sure they are being well-cared for when you’re not around? If you suspect that something is amiss, your intuition might be correct. A nursing home has a duty to provide proper care and when they fail to do so, they are liable for the harm they cause.
Here are some indicators of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse to look out for:
- Overmedication – Does your family member seem groggy or incoherent?
- Failure to Administer Medications – Is their health not what it should be?
- Withdrawn Behavior
- Loss of Weight
- Bruises (from possible falls)
- Staff is not Friendly
- Insufficient Lighting
- Unsanitary Living Conditions – Is their living space as clean as it should be?
What causes Nursing Home Neglect:
- Lack of proper employee background checks
- Understaffed facilities
- Underqualified staff
- Poorly trained staff
- Poor Maintenance
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of neglect at a nursing home, we will investigate the facts and circumstances to determine whether or not they have been abused or neglected at the facility. It is a good idea to visit people regularly at nursing homes, letting the staff know that you are overseeing care. Unfortunately, due to other responsibilities, it isn’t always possible to visit as often as one might like to. That isn’t a license for neglect or abuse on the part of the nursing home.