One of the most disheartening and frightening discoveries for family members of a man or woman in the care of an assisted living or nursing home facility is that he or she is being taken advantage of. Often it’s the little details that are indicative of bigger issues that should be investigated. While no nursing home facility is perfect, it is completely appropriate to expect that your loved one is being protected from abuse and egregious negligence when you hand them over to the care of that facility.
Far too many stories have surfaced over the years of patients being physically or mentally abused in the vulnerability of nursing home care. Checking on your loved ones regularly is certainly one way to mitigate the risk of these kinds of things from happening to them. However, no amount of checking in can stop all negligence if it is occurring at your loved one’s facility. What are the signs you should look for to see if abuse or negligence is occurring? The devil is in the details, as they say. The attention caregivers are giving to the personal hygiene of your loved one may be an indicator of the level of care they are receiving.
Checking On The Personal Hygiene Assistance Of Your Loved One
Especially in consideration of the physical health of your loved one, daily personal hygiene is an important aspect of reasonable care. When a nursing home patient is not receiving adequate assistance in personal hygiene, the varied consequences can be physically and emotionally harmful. Below are some of the complications that can arise from a nursing home’s negligence is personal hygiene assistance:
Lack of dental hygiene assistance
- Tooth decay
- Dental problems
- Oral infections (canker sores)
- Gum infections (gingivitis or periodontitis)
Inadequate eye care
- Eye infections (conjunctivitis)
- Eye irritations (dacryocystitis)
Lack of Proper Dietary Assistance & Improper Disposal Of Waste
This may be from contaminated water, prepared meals left out and ingested, expired food in the refrigerator and cupboards, etc.
- Internal parasites
- Kidney infections
If your loved one has experienced any of these conditions under the care of an assisted living facility or nursing home, don’t hesitate to make sure the receive adequate medical care and call your Jaklitsch Law Group attorney right away. Our team is prepared to investigate the facts of your loved one’s case to attribute appropriate liability for damages. Let us help you and your loved one pursue fitting compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering.
The lack of personal hygiene assistance in a nursing home facility is unacceptable. Those responsible for causing undo harm through negligence or intent should be held accountable for the sake of your loved one and any others that may have experienced harm. Fully employ the advocacy and experience of our firm today.
Contact Our Nursing Home Lawyers – Negligence Of Personal Hygiene Cases
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