When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you have the best intentions. Taking care of them yourself can be difficult or impossible due to other life responsibilities or medical issues that experienced residential care professionals must oversee. However, an unfortunate fact of reality is that abuse and neglect do take place within nursing homes more often than we realize.
If you suspect that your loved one is facing neglect or abuse within their nursing home, be sure to hire an experienced and trusted nursing home abuse lawyer. Cameron Easterling from The LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH M. EARLEY, III, APC offers incredible legal counsel and service to those suffering nursing home abuse and their loved ones, and he is proud to assist those in need in Chico, CA, and the surrounding areas.
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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Although you cannot be with your loved one at all times in their nursing home, you can keep a lookout for common signs of abuse and neglect when you do get to visit them. Some common signs of abuse and neglect include dehydration, infections, rapid weight loss, unexplained bruising or lacerations, heavy sedation, bedsores, and strange changes in reactive behavior.
You can also observe the facility itself to see how things are run by the staff—perhaps the nursing home itself seems dirty, disheveled, and unsanitary. If you notice any of these signs, or if your loved one confides in you that they are suffering abuse or neglect at the hands of their nursing staff, contact The LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH M. EARLEY, III, APC for a nursing home neglect lawyer you can trust.
Cameron Easterling will fight tirelessly to ensure that your loved one receives the justice and compensation that they deserve for the abuse and neglect that they suffered.