Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer/Attorney Glendale AZ
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Have You Noticed Signs That A Loved One Has Experienced Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Can Include:
Medical Neglect: When nursing home employees fail to properly address or prevent a resident’s medical concerns, it results in harm or death. Such examples include, but are not limited to, failure to diagnose and/or treat medical conditions, inadequate diabetic care, medication errors, the development of bedsores, and infections,
Neglect of Basic Needs: This type of neglect occurs when a nursing home fails to provide adequate food and water, leading to malnutrition and/or dehydration. toileting assistance, mobility assistance, falls/drops, hygienic care, or a clean, safe environment for a resident.
Emotional/Verbal Abuse: This could include ignoring, berating, threatening, or humiliating a nursing home resident.
Physical or Sexual Abuse: Patients with cognitive disabilities and memory issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, can easily fall victim to abuse, as they are less likely or unable to remember the physical or sexual abuse that occurred and cannot report the incident.
Unexplained weight loss
Unexplained injuries such as cuts, scratches, and bruises
Unsanitary living conditions,
Bed sores, and other infections
Sudden behavioral/attitude changes
If you witness any of the above signs, this can be evidence of abuse or neglect—especially if your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other condition that affects their memory and ability to communicate for themselves. If you suspect, or your loved one reports, that they have been abused or neglected in any way, you can contact Arizona Adult Protective Services, or your local law enforcement agency, to report the incident.