With an increasingly aging population, there is a greater need for quality assisted living and nursing home care. It is very reassuring to know that your loved one is in a safe, secure, clean facility receiving proper care.
Unfortunately, not all nursing homes are created equally. Many are poorly managed, understaffed and provide substandard or no care at all. These chronic problems can lead to nursing home neglect and even abuse. Nursing homes are expensive and promise quality care. Make sure that your loved one gets the treatment that they deserve.
Have you noticed your loved one
- having changes in mood or disoriented
- lacking basic hygiene
- suffering from bed sores
- having soiled linens and smell
- over or under medicated
- unexplained weight loss
These are just a few of the symptoms of nursing home neglect and abuse. If these conditions are not quickly recognized and remedied they can lead to serious health problems and death. Trust your feelings. If you think something is wrong, start asking questions. Befriend the staff who are often a great source of information. Visit with your loved one regularly and at unexpected times.
If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, call Pecori & Pecori, your Pennsylvania Nursing Home neglect lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case.