Representation For Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect
With the high numbers of elderly citizens living in our communities, the nursing home and assisted living industry is rapidly growing. Due to negligent hiring practices and inattentive staff members, nursing home abuse and neglect has become a common, and equally serious, issue.
Some common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are:
- Unexplained bruising
- Fecal or urine odors
- Sudden weight loss
- Refusal to allow visitors to be alone with the patient
- Bed sores
- Broken bones and fractures
- Patient Falls
- Wrongful death
Patients of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are generally in a vulnerable state, and it is common for victims of abuse and neglect to keep it a secret. It is the family’s responsibility to monitor the actions or inactions of the nursing home employees, and to ensure that the patient is being treated properly.