We know how difficult it is when one of your loved ones has gotten to the point where you are no longer able to provide the needed care. Those who are dealing with loved ones in need of personal and professional care, is to choose a nursing home or private care facility. How can you ensure your loved one will be well-cared for? What kind of guarantee do you have that your family member will not become a victim of some type of nursing home abuse?
In all honesty, there is no way to be fully confident that abuse will not occur. Even facilities with state-of-the-art amenities, round-the-clock care, medical staff on call at all times, recommendations from people you trust, and clearly laid out and enforced policies to help prevent nursing home abuse, can still experience isolated instances of abuse. All it takes is one poorly-trained employee, a single instance of cutting costs rather than maintaining a high-level of quality control, a manager or owner who is more concerned with outward appearances than actual resident care, or one unqualified employee who "slips by" the qualification screening process, and your loved one's health and well-being could be at risk.
There are certain indicators that will allow you to be aware if your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse. If you take steps to learn more about the signs of nursing home abuse and be watchful for them, then you can help do something to prevent it from happening to the ones you love. Abuse can come in various forms; physical, sexual, emotional, financial and neglect. The most common signs of abuse include a sudden loss of weight, bedsores, unexplained bruising, broken bones, pains or lacerations around the genital area, a unkempt or foul-smelling room, lack of proper hygiene, a change of demeanor or attitude in your loved one, constant grogginess or appearance of being drugged, items going missing, money disappearing from accounts, medical needs going unattended and more.
If you observe any signs that your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse, it is vital that you contact our firm and schedule to meet with Attorney Dave Flanagan right away. Attorney Flanagan is a highly-skilled Quincy personal injury attorney who takes pride in providing clients with professional representation in cases of nursing home abuse. He and the entire firm are powerful advocates for victims who have suffered abuse or neglect. We stand ready to help you see that justice is served and your loved one receives compensation for the pain & suffering that was endured. Do not hesitate to contact our firm if you suspect a case of nursing home abuse.