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When a loved one is placed in a nursing home, proper care and dignified treatment are expected. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to live up to the promise of care and dignified treatment. This is a problem encounters in all types of long-term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.
CAUSES OFNURSING HOME NEGLECT
A primary cause behind nursing home negligence is an influx of large corporations entering the nursing home industry. The motive of such organizations is purely profit-driven, with quality of patient care coming a distant second. It is common for such corporate-owned care facilities to cut staff to bare-bones levels and utilize less-experienced, lower-salaried staff instead of more experienced workers.
These changing dynamics in the nursing home industry are having a direct impact on patient care. There are more instances of abuse, neglect and patient injury than we have ever seen in the past.
SIGNS OFNURSING HOME ABUSE
There are many signs of potential nursing neglect. In most cases, the patient’s family is in the best position to evaluate if their loved one is receiving inferior care. Some signs of nursing home negligence may have a slow and graduate onset, and may not be obvious during regular visits. However, experts have identified the following common warning signs of nursing home negligence:
- withdrawn behavior
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- change in personality
- bed sores
- dirty conditions
ABUSIVE NURSING HOME CARE
Abuse has no place in any environment—especially an environment designed to care for our elders. Unfortunately, we continue to see abusive acts carried out by nursing home staff, visitors, and other patients in many facilities. Taking action to correct such situations is not only a legal right, but a moral right for the well being of other patients at a poorly run care facility.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from neglect and improper care, contact The Law Offices of Dennis J. Ellis and Associates today for a free consultation. Your initial consultation is free of charge and you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us at 508-739-2000 to schedule your consultation today.
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