Nursing Home Neglect – Tips for Keeping Your Loved One Safe
Our senior citizens are valuable members of our society. They have wisdom and knowledge of decades of experience, and if you spent some time with a senior, they would happily share that insight with you. That’s why it’s so appallingly sad that nursing home facilities so often treat our cherished elderly loved ones like burdens and ignore or mistreat them.
Unlike outright abuse of seniors, nursing home neglect can be much more subtle and harder to detect. Oftentimes, the victim may not even be aware of the fact that they’re being treated poorly and neglected. Or, if they are severely disabled, they may not even have a voice to advocate for themselves. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.
Signs of nursing home neglect can include:
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Not getting their pills or medications
- Cuts or bruises from falls
- Changes in behavior or mood
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
These problems can put your loved one’s life in severe danger. If the neglect is not caught quickly, they can fall ill, sustain a serious injury, or even be killed. While the responsibility of ensuring your loved one is safe should not fall on your shoulders, it may make all the difference in a healthy and happy senior and one who is at high risk of premature death.
You can help protect your loved one in a variety of ways. Surprise visits to the nursing home facility can catch any signs of neglect. You can also stay actively involved in all aspects of your loved one’s medical care, including accompanying them to medical appointments. Encourage your loved one to stay active in social groups and religious services, as that can give them an extra support network. Try to empower them by teaching them about scams that prey on the elderly and disabled.
Nursing home neglect is sickening and offensive. Nobody should ever be treated poorly, especially not due to their age or disability. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, please call me today at 1 (800) 556-4769 for your free initial consultation.
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