Clayton County Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorney
Nursing home neglect and abuse is an exceptionally difficult topic. After all, the residents of nursing homes are some of the most vulnerable among us, and they deserve proper care. If you are concerned that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, take heart in knowing that an experienced Clayton County nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer can help.
Distinguishing Between Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Nursing home neglect and abuse are both as dangerous as they are concerning, but there is a fine distinction that it is important to make. Nursing home neglect refers to failing to adequately provide the care and services that the nursing home residents require (on an individual basis that is predicated upon each resident’s intake process). Nursing home abuse, on the other hand, involves actions that are intended to harm the victim, which makes nursing home abuse that much viler. It’s important to note, however, that because nursing home negligence can be more difficult to identify, it can be just as serious as nursing home abuse.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect can take any number of forms, and it is often a function of nursing homes that are poorly run to begin with. Signs to look out for include:
- Your loved one exhibits signs of malnutrition and/or dehydration, including being exceptionally hungry and/or thirsty when you visit.
- Your loved one doesn’t appear as well taken care of as he or she should be, including exhibiting the signs of inadequate personal hygiene.
- Your loved one complains of inadequate care (always pay your aging relative the respect of believing what he or she tells you – absent extenuating circumstances).
- The nursing home itself appears to be unorganized and/or there is an exceptionally high staff turnover rate.
You Need an Experienced Clayton County Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer
The compassionate Clayton County nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are experienced at effectively and efficiently guiding sensitive nursing home neglect and abuse cases toward optimal resolutions. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 today.