This is the second in a two-part series about nursing home neglect and what you should look for in order to protect your loved ones.
Last week, we detailed the categories that most cases of nursing home abuse and neglect fall into. Today, we want to give you some information about what you can do to help protect your loved ones from abuse and neglect.
- Don’t make your visits predictable. Visit frequently, and at different times on different days.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions about care.
- Check for bedsores, unexplained bruises and sensitivity to pain.
- Note the cleanliness of the residents and the facility.
- Check for weight loss and/or dehydration
- Keep a small journal for notes after visits.
- Take your camera. On each visit, heave your photo taken with your loved one, and date it.
- Report any suspected abuse.
If, indeed, you do suspect abuse taking place in a nursing home or similar care facility, you may have different avenues of legal recourse. Contact Turner & Turner for a free consultation to discuss all of your legal options.