As the baby boomer generation matures, more and more seniors find themselves in the hands of nursing homes each year. However, not all nursing homes were created equally, and some actually abuse their patients. Nursing home neglect can take many forms, but the end result is always the same: poor quality of life for our loved ones. This type of behavior is inexcusable, and a neglected loved one is entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Instead of feeling powerless in the face of neglect, it is in the best interest of your loved ones to reach out to an experienced attorney.
Understand, however, that neglect doesn’t always take the form of failing to provide a patient with medicine. There is also emotional and social neglect in which a patient is left alone for long periods of time or not permitted to socialize with others. In addition, there are basic needs and hygiene neglect where a care provider fails to provide a quality standard of living.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
It isn’t always easy to identify nursing home neglect. However, if you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, look for the following common warning signs of nursing home neglect:
- New wounds and bruises
- A worsening medical condition
- Terrible hygiene
- A sudden drop in body weight
- Uncharacteristically timid or fearful behavior
The Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. Law Firm in Rockford, IL
When you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, you need to find an attorney who is experienced in these matters. The Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. Law Firm in Rockford has been helping the victims of neglect for over a combined 55 years, and we want to make sure that your loved ones receive the care and treatment they deserve.