There are many excellent nursing homes that provide tremendous care to residents.
However, there are also many nursing homes where the abuse and neglect of residents occurs. With many private-equity firms treating nursing homes only as money-making ventures, it is possible that the overall quality of care provided may be falling says California Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck.
Abuse and neglect can happen for any number of reasons, including under-staffing, failure to train staff, or neglecting to conduct background checks while hiring staff.
If it is suspected that a loved one is being abused or neglected, watch for these common signs of abuse and neglect:
- Bed sores (pressure ulcers) or open wounds
- Unusual bruising
- Unexplained broken bones or injuries
- Weight loss
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Changes in behavior
About the Author
Attorney Adam Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.