Families considering nursing home care for an elderly parent or other loved one have ample reason to be concerned for the welfare and care their family member will receive.
While the vast majority of nursing homes and their staff endeavor to provide the highest quality care, the fact is that bad actors can end up on staff, or shoddy administration can create a culture of neglect or even abuse in a nursing home.
When you place your loved one in nursing home care, some of the warning signs to watch for of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
● Changes to personality or mood
● Minor injuries like bruises or cuts
● Serious injuries
● Bed sores or infections
● Lack of cleanliness in the facility itself
● Infections or frequent illness in your loved one
● Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing problem for seniors and their families, and any sign of it should be taken seriously.
The Gertler Law Firm can help you make sure your loved one is receiving the highest standard of care, and that injuries to your loved one are fully compensated for.
If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home in New Orleans, call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.