When it comes time to place a family member in a nursing home it can be a difficult decision to decide where to have them reside. Families place immense trust in these facilities, expecting an adherence to guidelines that guarantee proper care. However, it’s essential to be vigilant for signs that may indicate a nursing home is falling short of these crucial standards.
Some common nursing home red flags are as follows:
Understaffed Facilities: A nursing home with a high turnover rate or insufficient staff members may struggle to provide the necessary care for residents. A lack of personnel attending to the needs of residents is a sign that the facility may be neglecting its residents.
Hygiene and Maintenance Concerns: The overall cleanliness and maintenance of the nursing home speak volumes about its commitment to resident well-being. Dirty or poorly maintained facilities, unpleasant odors, and broken fixtures suggest a lack of attention to safety and comfort, indicating potential problems with adherence to guidelines.
Unexplained Physical and Mental Fluctuations: Unexplained bruises, injuries, or a sudden decline in their overall well-being could be indicators of neglect or abuse. If your family member is becoming unusually disheveled, or if their personal hygiene needs are not adequately addressed, it may be a sign that the facility is not following essential guidelines.
Indifference to Complaints: Effective communication between the facility and family members is essential. If complaints go unaddressed or are met with indifference, it raises questions about the facility’s commitment to adhering to guidelines.
Your loved one’s well-being is of utmost importance, and recognizing signs of potential non-compliance with guidelines is crucial. If you observe any of these red flags, swift action is necessary. At McDivitt Law Firm, we understand the importance of holding nursing homes accountable for the well-being of their residents. If you believe your loved one has suffered due to nursing home negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to provide the support and guidance you need. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you seek justice for your loved one.