Common Forms of Nursing Home Neglect
November 30, 2012
Unfortunately, the problems with substandard care in assisted living facilities have become prevalent enough that there are certain forms of neglect that are more common than others. Below you will find a brief overview of some examples of these common types of mistreatment that tend to occur so that you can be aware of them if you notice any problems with a loved one who is living in such a facility. Anyone who does suspect that this is occurring with a family member needs to obtain the help of experienced Las Vegas nursing home neglect lawyers as soon as possible.
One of the most common signs of nursing home neglect is the development of bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers. Bed sores develop because someone who is unable to move without assistance is left in the same position for too long without being shifted. These bed sores are extremely painful and treating them is also very complicated. In severe cases, bed sores can cause a fatal infection.
The law requires that people who are living in assisted living facilities be given a diet that provides them with their basic nutritional needs. Unfortunately, there are many cases where a facility will attempt to cut costs by way of saving money on food. When residents do not get enough nutrients from their diet, they can and often do become weak and extremely ill.
ILLNESSES FROM LACK OF MEDICATION
Many people who live in assisted living facilities need to maintain a regular if not a strict protocol of medication in order to ward off any health problems that will arise if they do not continue to take their medication properly. When an assisted living facility fails to help a resident maintain this protocol, a resident can quickly become ill to the point where it becomes difficult to recover. Of course, there are other forms of nursing home neglect that can occur, but many of these cases involve bed sores, nutrition, and medication.
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