Pasco County ALF Elder Neglect Attorneys Whittel & Melton
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a very common occurrence. Sadly, the number of abuse cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALF) are rising. Abuse can take many different forms, including verbal and physical harm. Regardless of the type of abuse, it is imperative that action is taken against the at-fault party.
Signs Of Abuse or Neglect in Nursing Homes or ALF
To identify if someone that you love is being abused, you need to know the signs and symptoms.
- Unexplained cuts or bruises
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Pale skin or jaundice
- Sudden extreme weight loss
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Bugs and/or rodents in rooms or shared quarters
Dehydration & Malnutrition
Elderly residents of nursing homes require special attention. That is one of the predominant reasons they are in a nursing home – to make sure their needs are being met. Dehydration and malnutrition are huge indicators of negligence in a nursing home or ALF. Reports indicate that it takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to feed a person in a nursing home properly. Due to severe understaffing in these facilities, oftentimes many residents get overlooked.
Malnutrition and dehydration can lead to other issues, including infections, bed sores, anemia, mental problems and even death. When the body is not properly nourished, bones become brittle, organ will start to shut down and ultimately, the body feeds on itself.
Financial & Sexual Abuse
There are other signs of abuse you can look for as well, including the stealing of personal belongings and jewelry. Financial abuse can entail stealing resident’s identities and their bank account information. Sexual abuse can also occur. No matter what type of abuse is taking place, we can investigate the matter and collect any evidence so that we have the strongest case possible. While we cannot take back the abuse endured, we can work to see that it does not happen to anyone else in the future.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of nursing home abuse, it is vital to get legal help and fast. Our Pasco County ALF Elder Neglect Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you right away. Call us today at 727-847-2299 for a free consultation.
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If you believe your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, reach out to our Pasco County Nursing Home & ALF Elder Neglect Attorneys at Whittel & Melton immediately. It is never a good idea to ignore the problem and hope it just goes away. We can make sure you are aware of your legal rights and what to expect from your case.
For a free consultation, call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online.
No matter what type of abuse or neglect your claim entails, our Pasco County Nursing Home & ALF Elder Neglect Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have the staff, legal resources and experience to handle your case in New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes, Hudson, Holiday, Lutz, Trinity and Wesley Chapel.