Category Archives: Nursing Home Neglect
Is Your Elderly Loved One Suffering From Dehydration?
There are a lot of physical symptoms that could indicate that a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse. While some of these signs are difficult to observe, many are easily identifiable. Dehydration, for example, often shows itself physically as dry or papery skin, sunken eyes and cheeks, and low blood pressure. Unfortunately,… Read More »
Bedrail Injuries In Nursing Homes
Every year, thousands of nursing home residents are injured in falls, in other accidents, or even as a result of abuse or neglect. Many of these injuries involve unsafe bedrails, which are standard on many nursing homes beds and are essentially hospital beds that have been adapted for long-term use. Unfortunately, the improper use… Read More »
What Is Nursing Home Neglect?
Nursing home neglect is a type of elder abuse that involves the inadequate or substandard care of nursing home residents. Unlike physical abuse or other forms of direct harm, neglect causes harm through a failure to provide proper care. While it may not be as violent as some forms of nursing home abuse, neglect… Read More »
Infections In Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents are typically more susceptible to illness and injury than most people, as they are often elderly and already suffering from multiple medical conditions. Because infections in nursing home populations come with such increased risks of hospitalization, facilities are specifically required to implement strict infection control procedures. Unfortunately, as we saw last… Read More »
The Risk Of Choking In Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents face many more risks than most, as they often struggle with a number of medical conditions, in addition to the problems that go hand-in-hand with aging. Weak muscles, for instance, can make swallowing extremely difficult for many residents, which can have devastating consequences when facilities or their employees fail to take… Read More »
Nursing Home Neglect
Although many people conflate the terms, nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are actually two different things. While abuse refers to the willful infliction of a physical or mental injury on a resident, neglect involves a failure to provide adequate care, including food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and supervision, which results in physical or… Read More »