Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility is hard enough — even without having to worry about your loved one being treated with care and respect. This is why Utah nursing home abuse attorneys at Robert J. DeBry suggest watching for physical signs of abuse or neglect, such as:
Abnormally pale complexion
Bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
Excessive and sudden weight loss
Fecal or urine odors
Fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in resident’s room
Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
Poor personal hygiene or other unattended health problems
Torn clothing or broken personal items
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What Should I Do if I Suspect Abuse or Neglect?
If you suspect a nursing home or care facility is mistreating your loved one, Robert J. DeBry suggests taking the following actions:
Take your loved one to an outside medical facility for an evaluation. This will ensure that your loved one is safe. It will also help document any physical symptoms of abuse.
Document everything you can — witness information, photographs, and any other evidence related to incidents of abuse or neglect. Every little thing can strengthen your loved one’s case.
Even if you’re just suspicious, move your loved one to a different facility. This can help ensure that your loved one gets the care and respect they need.
If your loved one exhibits physical symptoms of nursing home neglect or abuse, notify state or local authorities.
Don’t let your loved one suffer in a negligent nursing home. Talk to our nursing home abuse lawyer. They will fight for your loved one‘s rights and get them the help they need.
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When you think about your loved one living in a care facility, you imagine they are in a safe, clean, and dignified living space. However, some nursing conditions have led to harm or injury due to carelessness and negligence. If this carelessness has caused you or a loved one harm, you can pursue legal representation. At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, our nursing home abuse lawyers will do everything they can to protect your legal rights.