Unexplained bruises and weight loss, poor personal hygiene and room cleanliness, and sudden downturns in health and well-being can all be indicative of abuse or neglect in a nursing home.
If you discover any of those signs or symptoms in your loved one, you may be devastated and unsure of your next steps. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that the facility, healthcare providers, and staff members that you trusted with your loved one’s life, health, and well-being let you down, but it’s a common occurrence at nursing homes throughout the country.
At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve helped many people just like you through this difficult time, and we know how important it is for you to speak with the following three people if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Your loved one – It’s important to get your loved one’s side of the story before taking further action. Ask if he or she feels safe in the nursing home, if meals and baths are prompt and consistent, and whether he or she is treated with kindness and respect.
- The nursing home director or manager – Bringing up your questions and concerns with upper management at the nursing facility can not only help you shed more light on what happened to your loved one, but it can also prevent future abuse or neglect from occurring to other residents.
- A Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyer – Speaking to an experienced attorney can help you plan your next steps and what you’ll need to do to protect your loved one’s health and your rights to getting compensation.
Don’t wait another day to get the help that you and your loved one deserve. Call us for a free consultation.