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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Tamarac Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Nursing home neglect is very dangerous. Nursing home residents need a very intense level of care, and can die from neglect. Neglect can lead to a sudden incident, such a fall, or a more gradual decline in health. Nursing home staff may appear cheerful and attentive while you are visiting, but neglect your loved one when you are not present. Some nursing homes have significantly reduced staff during non-visiting hours. If you believe that your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect our Tamarac nursing home neglect attorney can help.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home residents should always have access to water, and the ability to get the attention and help of a staff member immediately when needed. Signs of neglect include:

  • Clothes becoming too large
  • Recurring illnesses
  • Behavioral changes
  • Sunburn
  • Bedsores
  • Dirty clothes
  • Dirty bedding
  • Poor hygiene
  • Poor grooming
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Infections
  • Unexplained bruises or injuries
  • Falls and other accidents
  • Frozen joints
  • Heavy sedation
  • Physical restraints
  • Medication errors
  • Exposure to declared allergens
  • Elopement or wandering away from the nursing home
  • Noticeable odor of urine or feces
  • Other residents are frequently injured or ill
  • Residents involved in violent altercations
  • Residents who need supervision wandering the halls unattended

Spotting Neglect

Neglect can be difficult to spot because nursing home staff will be on their best behavior when you visit, and if they know when you are coming they will prepared for your visit. You can help prevent neglect and be more likely to see it in action if it is occurring by visiting unexpectedly and at unpredictable times.

If you believe that your loved one has been or is currently the victim nursing home neglect, please call Tamarac nursing home attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. (954) 845-8989, (561) 737-7789 or (877) 845-8989 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.