While indications of abuse in a nursing home can be starkly clear, signs of neglect of your loved one in a nursing home may be less obvious.
In general, nursing home neglect in New Orleans is defined as a failure to provide appropriate care or supervision of a nursing home resident.
Neglect can result in injuries, as when a resident’s request for assistance isn’t answered and they fall trying to help themselves out of bed.
Neglect may also manifest in less clear ways, such as a decline in your loved one’s level of hygiene.
Other indicators can include a changed health status from underuse of prescription medication, or a general lack of cleanliness or upkeep in the facility itself.
Neglect or elder abuse in a nursing home setting is never tolerable, and may just be the first layer of even more significant violations.
Take a stand for your loved one, and all residents in the nursing home’s care by calling The Gertler Law Firm at 504-581-6411 today for a free consultation with experienced New Orleans nursing home neglect lawyers.