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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.

Without the proper care, your loved one can suffer substantial physical and mental effects. Knowing the warning signs of nursing home neglect can help you prevent the suffering from getting worse. Here are some red flags that neglect may be taking place:

1. Poor hygiene

Nursing home staff should help residents with personal hygiene. Sometimes residents need assistance with getting dressed, clipping nails, brushing teeth and bathing. If your loved one needs this kind of help and you notice his or her hygiene getting worse, the nursing home might be negligent.

2. Physical issues

Malnutrition and dehydration may occur through poor nutrition. This can happen through a lack of oversight or deliberately. If a nursing home is understaffed or undergoes a high nurse turnover, your loved one may not be getting proper nutrition.

3. Reduced mobility

Nursing home residents often have trouble with mobility. Staff members need to help residents remain active, even if it means simply walking around. This improves circulation, muscle strength and balance. If your loved one is experiencing neglect, he or she may be in bed for an extended period of time. Not only can this affect his or her mobility, but it can also result in health issues such as bedsores.

Remember that warning signs can vary greatly and that one red flag does not necessarily constitute neglect. These are simply three things to watch out for to keep your loved one safe. If you notice any of these signs and suspect that your loved one is being neglected, consult a nursing home abuse attorney to evaluate the situation.

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