When a loved one can no longer manage daily living, relatives often realize that they are also unqualified to give adequate care. Placing an elderly relative in a nursing home or assisted living residence is difficult for most families. But they trust the facility they choose and hope they are doing the right thing. While no one ever plans on nursing home negligence or abuse, it is all too prevalent today.
When residences are understaffed or personnel are untrained or unqualified, residents frequently do not get the care they need. Abuse or neglect can result in malnutrition, disease, preventable falls, and even death.
Nursing home neglect involves a failure or refusal to provide adequate care to an elderly individual, including water, food, shelter, hygiene, clothing, medicine, safety, comfort, and more. In general, nursing home neglect centers around a refusal or failure to provide a person with the care they need to live comfortably.
Signs that your loved one is being neglected in a Florida nursing home include:
- Unsanitary conditions when you visit
- Soiled clothing
- Room too cold or too hot
- Lack of necessity items
- Bed sores
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Untreated health issues
- Untaken medicines
- Medicated health issues not improving or worsening
If a nursing home has allowed any of the above to occur, it has not met the standard of care it owes to all of its residents and should be held responsible for any abuse, neglect, and related injuries to residents.
If you or a loved one is experiencing abuse and/or neglect from a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation.
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