• Aug
    26
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    Posted by: Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr

    Three Signs of Nursing Home Negligence – Know the Signs to Protect Your Loved One

    When you have a loved one who is not able to take care of themselves, and it is not feasible to take them into your own home to provide for their needs, a nursing home is often the only answer. A nursing home is a facility that offers skilled nursing and aides that are available 24 hours per day. Some are set up to provide therapy programs such as physical or occupational therapy, while others specialize in offering memory care for patients that have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. When all is done well at a nursing home, they not only provide excellent care for their residents but also offer peace of mind to the family members and friends of the patient. Unfortunately, not every nursing home is well staffed or offers appropriate training for their employees. When this is the case, residents can be subjected to neglect, or even abuse. This is the worst fear for those who have placed their family members into the care of one of these facilities, but there are ways to guard against this happening. Family and friends who know the signs of nursing home negligence are best able to protect their loved ones against it. At Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC, we offer legal representation for those whose loved ones have suffered nursing home negligence. We are here to help you keep them safe and protected.

    Nursing home negligence is a difficult topic to discuss. Most people do not want to think about their loved one being subject to any kind of abuse or being left unattended in a facility that has taken responsibility for their care. But if you know the three top signs of nursing home negligence then you will be able to ensure that a resident does not become a victim. The three most common warning signs include:

    • Dehydration, malnutrition, or both
    • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
    • Changes in personal hygiene

    When a nursing home fails in their duty to provide their residents with appropriate food or water, or does not regularly reposition a patient who is bedridden or restricted to a chair, their health can quickly suffer and the situation can become critical very quickly. Most patients that are placed into nursing home care are already in fragile physical health, and inadequate nourishment or infections can quickly deplete what little strength they have. Likewise, failure to provide them with clean clothes or to bathe them or change soiled diapers or linens can contribute to both health problems and emotional problems.

    Your loved one deserves care and attention, and failure to provide either or both represents nursing home negligence. At Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC we have successfully represented many families of nursing home negligence victims, winning them compensation for the damage that they have suffered and ensuring that they are safe and receiving proper care. Contact us immediately to put a powerful advocate on your loved one’s side.

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