Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Negligence
The decision to place an elderly relative in a nursing home can be an agonizing one for many families. However, it is often a form of solace knowing that the care and treatment that your loved one will receive in the nursing home will be far better than what you may be able to provide them with on your own.
Unfortunately, though, this is not always the case. In fact, many nursing homes neglect to provide their residents with the care and treatment they need. As a result of this type of nursing home negligence, elderly individuals may suffer serious consequences to their health and well-being. Therefore, it’s important for families to be able to recognize the warning signs of nursing home negligence in order to prevent the worst from happening.
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence
The following are some of the most common signs that nursing home residents have suffered from abuse or neglect:
- Abrupt emotional swings
- Withdrawal or refusal to talk
- Cuts and bruises
- Bed sores
- Loss of weight or appetite
If you notice your loved one exhibiting these signs, it may be possible that he or she is the victim of neglect or abuse in the nursing home.
At Ausband & Dumont, our lawyers help families in Atlanta who have a loved one that has been the victim of nursing home negligence take legal action to get justice and compensation. Call (404) 812-0051 to speak with a qualified legal professional about your case and learn more about what we can do for you.