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3 warning signs of nursing home neglect

While nursing home abuse is sometimes characterized by intentional violence, it often takes the form of neglect. Intentional and unintentional neglect can cause serious problems for your loved one. Your loved one is in a nursing home and deserves to receive a proper level of care, including assistance with hygiene, nutrition and staying mobile.

Do you cringe when you see a construction zone up ahead?

If you find driving in a construction zone to be an unpleasant prospect, you are far from alone. There is no doubt that construction zones are a pain for many drivers. They slow traffic, thus messing with commutes and trips and often adding many minutes to a journey that already seems way too long.

Understaffed nursing homes pose a risk for residents

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home or continuing care center, you probably performed your due diligence in terms of checking out the home and its staff to make sure the environment is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. You cannot always get the complete picture just by reading online reviews or touring a facility, however. A serious problem affecting many of these facilities is understaffing.

Is using cameras in nursing homes a good idea?

Leaving a parent in a nursing home is not an easy decision, and you may worry about how well the staff is treating your mom or dad. It is a valid concern as abuse and neglect are common in nursing homes, even when unintentional. It can be hard to detect abuse or neglect depending on the mental and medical conditions of your parent. A few states have addressed this problem by allowing cameras in nursing homes to monitor safety and help in litigation. However, this solution is not as cut and dry as it may seem.

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