The thought of your loved one suffering from nursing home abuse is devastating, but unfortunately, this is a reality that many Americans have to face. Nursing home abuse is a practice area in which our Charlotte personal injury lawyers are well-versed, making us your go-to option if you are worried about nursing home abuse with your loved one. Be aware of the following signs of nursing home negligence the next time you visit your family member or friend in a nursing home.
A Lack of Personal Hygiene
Basic personal hygiene standards should be met for all members in a nursing home. The staff should be dedicated to aiding residents with tasks like brushing their teeth, getting dressed, bathing, combing their hair, etc. If you notice that your loved one isn’t being properly taken care of, this is a red flag.
A lack of nutrition may cause physical issues such as malnutrition and dehydration. This may be caused deliberately or due to an oversight. Either way, this type of care is unacceptable. The nursing home should be able to provide enough high-quality care, so you know that your loved one is being properly taken care of.
One major sign of neglect is unexplained injuries such as bruises, broken bones or head injuries. These injuries usually result as seniors trying to do things on their own without supervision. Even tasks such as walking somewhere without assistance can cause injuries.
If you have noticed any of the above signs, or your gut is telling you that something is not right about your loved one’s care, please contact our Charlotte personal injury lawyers for a case evaluation.