Instances of nursing home abuse and neglect are far too common in an industry responsible for providing care and support for the elderly. Each year, an alarming number of innocent nursing home residents endure some type of abuse at the hands of the staff entrusted with their care, and due to fear or intimidation, many are afraid to report the abuse to loved ones or the appropriate authorities in or outside the care facility. However, those who have an elderly loved one in a nursing home can help protect their wellbeing by understanding and knowing the signs of nursing home neglect.
The following are several common problems and ailments associated with nursing home neglect for family and friends of the elderly loved one to be aware of:
- Falls: Falls are a serious cause of injury for the elderly, and if residents are not properly monitored, a serious fall accident may occur and the effects of the fall may worsen. Ensure that the staff is suitably monitoring your loved one to prevent a potentially dangerous fall incident. Read the rest »