When people think of nursing home abuse, they may picture physical and psychological trauma. While these are terrible forms of abuse, there is another, lesser-known form of abuse that can cause just as much damage to an elderly person.
Nursing home neglect is the intentional or unintentional withholding of the necessities of life from an elderly person. Learn more about this serious form of abuse and how to identify it.
IDENTIFYING NURSING HOME NEGLECT
Nursing home neglect is a serious form of nursing home abuse that can have catastrophic consequences for elderly residents. Elderly residents are almost entirely dependent on the nursing home’s staff to provide them with the essential qualities of life, including food, water, medicine, clothing, shelter, and more.
Often, due to severe understaffing issues, many nursing homes do not provide each resident with the care they need and deserve. As such, many elderly residents may experience symptoms of nursing home neglect. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Weight loss
- Poor hygiene
- Torn or dirty clothes
- Unsafe or unclean living environment
If you notice these signs of nursing home neglect, bring it to the attention of the facility’s staff immediately. If the nursing home’s staff dismisses your concerns, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Garcia & Artigliere, our attorneys are committed to fighting nursing home abuse across the country, and we’re here to hit back against negligent parties with the tenacity your loved one deserves.
We have a proven track record in this area of law, and we’re here to protect your family’s rights.
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Stephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death of the elderly.
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