If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, you need to act fast and report it as quickly as possible. Sometimes, however, the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse are hard to identify if proper attention isn’t given. Contact our office today to consult with our Georgia injury attorneys about filing a personal injury claim.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse | Bad Personal Hygiene
You should be on the lookout for bad personal hygiene. There are many patients who require assistance with washing themselves and caring for their personal hygiene including dental care, clipping their nails, and changing their clothes. If they are negligent in helping your loved one with this, you will begin to notice a difference in their hygiene. Bad breath, untrimmed nails, knotted hair, and dirty clothes would be a good indication that this is happening to your loved one.
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Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse | Unsanitary Living Conditions
Another common sign of negligence is the unsanitary living conditions. This includes the safety and cleanliness of the facility. There should be a level of sanitation kept up in spec with federal law. If you notice your loved one does not have sufficiently clean linens, bathroom area, and kitchen facility, they could be getting sick from this and you should collect this evidence.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse | Physical Injury
If your loved one is being neglected, you may notice that their mobility has seriously declined. Typically, your loved one should be given a chance to exercise to their ability frequently so that they keep their strength up. If your loved one cannot move as well or has bedsores, that’s a good indication that they have been neglected.
Some patients who are not getting the attention that they need will attempt to get up and do things for themselves even if they cannot manage it on their own. In those cases, they could hurt themselves. If they are not getting the help they need and hurt themselves, you would have a case for negligence.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse | Contact Our Office
If you believe your loved one has been abused or neglected, please call our experienced Atlanta nursing home abuse attorney to get a free consultation. We will help you collect evidence, protect that evidence from going misplaced, and fight the liable party’s insurance company to get you the compensation for the damaged and injuries sustained by your loved one in this negligent facility.