AND THEIR FAMILIES
Mental: Fear, agitation, hesitancy, depression, withdrawal, sudden behavior changes, unusual behavior patterns, unwillingness to communicate, disorientation, confusion, unjustified isolation, rude, humiliating, derogatory comments by staff, specific complaints by residents
Physical: Wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns, bruises, welts, swelling, broken bones, sudden, inexplicable weight loss, unexplained/hidden injuries, unwarranted restraints (either physical or chemical), specific complaints by residents
Nursing Home: Bed sores, unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, dehydration, smells of urine and/or feces, unkempt appearance, poor personal hygiene, untreated medical condition, specific complaints by residents
Financial: Sudden or unjustified selling of property, missing or stolen money or property, radical changes in handling financial affairs.
Please see the section on Practice areas and select Nursing Home Abuse.
Many serious health problems and deaths can and have occurred because of nursing home neglect and abuse. If you suspect that your family member may be the victim of nursing home neglectyour immediate and decisive action can save any further tragedies from happening. The problem should be brought to the attention of the nursing home, and if problems do not cease then government assistance and legal assistance is available. Contacting your state attorney general’s office to report nursing home neglect or abuse and using the Nursing Home Law Group, P.C. can bring the matter to light and to justice. If you have any questions regarding the nursing home neglect or abuse of a family member in a nursing home, please Contact Us About Your Case.