“Something is Not Right”
That thought may be going through your mind. Sometimes the ‘something’ is obvious. Other times, the ‘something’ is a suspicion. But in many cases, the thought is likely the first sign that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect.
Whatever the reason for your thought, you should act. Nursing home neglect is one of the most common types of elder abuse in San Diego. It can have devastating consequences.
You may prevent it by contacting a nursing home attorney and reporting the abuse. Below are common types of nursing home neglect and abuse. Please read them. And if you need any assistance or have questions, contact my office to discuss your situation.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect can vary in type but typically fits into one of these categories.
MEDICAL NEGLECT– Failure to properly evaluate and treat the medical needs of a nursing home resident. This may include providing them proper medication in the proper doses, assessing scrapes, cuts, sores, and other physical ailments that require treatment.
PHYSICAL NEGLECT – Failure to adequately provide the necessities of life such as food, water, proper diet, and a sanitary and safe environment.
DAILY CARE NEGLECT – Failure to provide a resident assistance with their activities of daily living such as bathing, cleaning their teeth, and taking care of their laundry, and also tending to the overall hygiene of the living space where the resident spends their time.
EMOTIONAL NEGLECT – Failing to provide structure and stimulus for residents. This includes isolating a resident and failing to ensure they do not suffer emotionally due to isolation and a lack of interaction with others, including staff.
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Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Types of nursing home abuse typically fit into one of these categories.
PHYSICAL ABUSE – physical assault by staff and other residents, including the unreasonable or abusive use of restraints, overmedication, or deprivation of food.
SEXUAL ABUSE – sexual abuse and assault by staff and other residents.
EMOTIONAL ABUSE – verbal assaults, isolation, withholding food or medicine or means to communicate with facility staff or outside loved ones or family members, including threats or retaliation such as threatening to move or expel the patient from the facility against their will.
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Contact A Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you have other question please contact my office for a free and confidential nursing home neglect case evaluation.