Physical Neglect is Not the Only Issue
If you think about the topic of nursing home negligence, you probably think first about physical negligence that leaves an elderly person in a compromised physical state. This is a serious issue, of course, and needs to be dealt with right away. However, that is not the only type of negligence that can come into play. Emotional neglect can be just as serious in some cases, as those living in a nursing home should be treated like the important, loved individuals that they are. If you fear that a family member may be the victim of any kind of nursing home negligence, contact an attorney right away for help.
Long Periods of Isolation
It’s hard for anyone to be left alone for a long period of time. That’s true for those of any age, but it can be particularly difficult for elderly individuals who aren’t in great health and are not living among family members. If a nursing home resident is left all alone excessively, that treatment may rise to the level of negligence. Part of the benefit of living in a nursing home is having access to social interaction, but that won’t be enjoyed if the individual is left alone for long stretches.
A Loss of Kindness
Nursing home negligence could even be the result of consistently mean, rude, and inappropriate treatment. Human decency should not go missing in the nursing home setting, especially when workers are dealing with individuals who have some physical and mental limitations. If you are wondering about the way your loved one is being treated, ask them questions about the staff and listen closely to their answers. From there, if you have any lingering concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to a lawyer to dig deeper into this case.
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