Nursing Home Accidents
When you entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home, you expect them to be treated with the utmost respect. Unfortunately, accidents happen far too often, and each year thousands of residents are injured due to neglect from staff members of nursing home and assisted living facilities. It is essential to remember that people do not lose their rights when they check into a nursing home, so it is important that you advocate for your loved ones.
Seniors are especially prone to injury from falls, often from a bed or wheelchair. The bathroom is another common place where nursing home residents are likely to injure themselves. Sometimes, handrails are not correctly installed, which can lead to accidents. Other times, nursing homes do not provide adequate staffing, and residents who need assistance for many activities are not properly supervised.
Abuse and neglect are also more likely to occur when a nursing home is lacking in staff or resources. Any of the following may be signs of abuse:
- Open wounds, welts, cuts or bruises
- Bed sores
- Poor personal hygiene
- Torn clothing
- Odor from feces or urine
- Torn clothing or damaged personal items
- Sudden changes in attitude or behavior
Fortunately, laws are in place to protect residents of nursing home and assisted living facilities. To learn about the extent of their rights, you will need the help of an experienced Philadelphia-based nursing home abuse attorney.
If you are suspicious about the health of your loved one, then do not hesitate to call Cronin Trial Lawyers today or use the contact form below.