Types of Nursing Home Abuse to Watch For

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You have spend a long time trying to find the perfect nursing home for your aging parent, and you feel you’ve finally found a great San Diego home that is ideal to meet your needs. You haven’t seen anything in the news about the company, and your initial visit went well. Still, you really can never be too careful. Just because you feel that you have a great spot for your elderly loved ones does not mean you can reduce your vigilance one bit. It is unfortunate, but many who are in nursing homes become victims of some type of abuse. You do not want your loved one to go through such pain.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms and cause a variety of types of personal injury to your loved one. Some of the types of abuse, neglect, and negligence that might take place in the home include providing no medication or the wrong medication, not providing enough hydration or food, and not providing adequate daily cleaning and grooming care. Failure to provide proper medical care, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and emotional abuse are unfortunately common as well.

Look for changes in your loved one, and make sure you have an open line of communication. If your loved one is incommunicative, you will want to make sure that you observe their behavior and physical condition. Look for emotional changes in your loved one, and check for signs of physical abuse. While you do not want to imagine that these types of injuries could take place, you need to watch for them. You are the only one who can provide that added protection for your loved one.

If you suspect any untoward behavior, make sure you get in touch with a San Diego attorney today who can help you with your nursing home case.