Nursing home facilities should be both comfortable and affirming. Residents deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and the utmost care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect can be present in even the best facilities. All it takes is one negligent, careless, or mean-spirited employee to put residents at risk.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in many forms, resulting in varying degrees of mental and physical harm. As a family member, it may be up to you to uncover abuse or neglect by paying attention to signs and symptoms, including:
- Bed sores or bruising
- Poor hygiene
- Pale complexion
- Changes in mood or appetite
- Broken bones or unexplained injuries
- Unauthorized medication changes
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, your first step should be ensuring their safety. Once that is done, we recommend consulting with an attorney as soon as possible. Your loved one has rights, and a Texas nursing home attorney can help protect them. At Daniel Stark, we’d be happy to consult with you and your family for free. You deserve answers, and we’re ready to help you get them.