Turning over the care of a loved one to a nursing home or a specialist facility is a difficult decision. Although costly, a good nursing home care can offer a resident a better quality of life during their final years.

A bad nursing home can make life stressful and even dangerous for the resident.

In 2001 the Minority Staff of the Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reforms issued a report stating that abuse of residents “is a major problem in U.S. nursing homes.” This report found that during 1999 and 2000 nearly one-third of all certified facilities had been cited for some type of abuse violation that either could have harmed residents or did actually harm residents.

If you notice any of the following, immediately follow up and investigate:

  • Frequent visits to the emergency room
  • Unexplained bruises or scars
  • Broken bones – especially hip, leg, and ankle fractures
  • Stiffness due to lack of restorative exercises
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • New or worsening bed sores
  • Heavy medication or sedation
  • Injuries occurring while the patient has been restrained
  • Illnesses not reported to a physician
  • Any unexplained death
  • Injuries caused by another resident
  • Signs of malnutrition
  • Untreated depression
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Declines in independence

When abuse or neglect has occurred you must contact a personal injury attorney. These types of lawsuits are usually handled on a contingency fee, you do not pay if you do not recover any money. Choose Remmel Law Firm who does not charge for initial consultations to avoid unnecessary costs.

The most important thing that you can do for your loved one is to visit him or her regularly. Observe his health and mood. Notice how she interacts with her care team and other residents. Visit at odd hours and in the evening to make sure your loved one is receiving high-quality care at all times. Finally, if you notice a problem, be sure to address it immediately. If someone you know has been a victim of elder abuse or negligence, give us a call at (702) 522-7707.


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