What are some signs of nursing home neglect?
There are several signs that may indicate your loved one is being abused or neglected in their nursing home. Do they appear to have low self-esteem? Are there visible signs of bed sores, bruising, weight loss or weight gain? Are they taking medication that wasn’t prescribed by a family physician? These are only a few indications of potential nursing home abuse and neglect.
Who do I talk to first, the resident, or BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C.?
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home or other elder care facility, be sure to carefully document the details of the situation, including names, dates and specific details. If possible, also take photographs of harmful situations or injuries, and contact us as soon as possible. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CASE that you preserve and obtain the MEDICAL RECORDS from the facility where your loved one is being mistreated. No one should have to go through this type of abuse or neglect.