When a family makes the tough decision to place a family member in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility to get the care that the family is not able to provide, unfortunately, the family then has the difficult job to ensure that the family member receives the proper care and is protected from neglect or abuse.
Importantly, family members must visit often. The visits should be staggered – different days of the week and different times of day. You need to get to know the staff and administrators. All of this will help your loved one get better care and attention.
If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you might want to periodically check for signs of neglect to know if your loved one is suffering. There are a few things you can check your loved one for, including:
If you do not notice any of these things but still have a gut feeling that something may be off, take some time to observe the staff and the nursing home as a whole. Ask questions about what you are seeing. If the staff seems frantic or things appear chaotic, this could also be a sign that your loved one is not receiving the best care.
When you suspect or have proof of nursing home neglect, you should contact our team to discuss your options. We have over 20 years of experience handling cases like this and we can fight to get your loved one compensation for the neglect or mistreatment. Cases like this also prompt change within the nursing home so that others will not be mistreated. Call our office and speak to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Let us help you and your family.
Call LoTempio P.C. Law Group today. Talk directly to one of our experienced attorneys. Retain us and feel confident that you may the right choice to protect yourself or your loved ones.
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