If your loved one lives in a nursing home, you know how important it is to be on the lookout for signs of poor health or abuse, including unexplained bruises and cuts, emotional and psychological disturbances, and sudden changes in behavior or personality.
But it’s equally important to watch for signs of neglect. Those may be less obvious to spot, but they can be just as dangerous to your loved one’s health.
The Texas nursing home abuse attorneys at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are here to help if you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect. Common signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Unsanitary living conditions – Soiled or unwashed sheets and bedding, dirty food trays and dishes, and prolonged periods between baths can indicate that your loved one is being neglected by nursing home staff members.
- Malnutrition or dehydration – Nursing home residents often depend on staff members for their daily meals and drinks. When residents are neglected, they may go prolonged periods of time—even days—between meals, causing them to lose weight or become dehydrated.
Other common examples of neglect include the development of bed sores, worsening health problems due to a failure to diagnose or treat illnesses, and hazardous living conditions that aren’t immediately addressed.
We’re here to fight for the rights of anyone whose loved one was abused or neglected at a nursing home. Our consultations are free, and we’re available to take your call 24/7.