Identifying Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect is inexcusable, yet all too common in New York. At La Sorsa & Beneventano, our caring attorneys have a special empathy for nursing home cases. Members of our legal team have family in assisted living facilities. If you trust your parent's care to a nursing home, you have a right to expect attentive treatment and protection of their well-being. Our attorneys want all families to be able to recognize common signs of neglect in order to proactively protect your family members if necessary.

Has your loved one suffered an injury due to nursing home neglect or abuse? Call our attorneys at 914-821-6922 to secure a strong advocate who can defend their well-being.

Identifying Signs Of Neglect

To protect your loved ones from neglect or elder abuse, you need to be able to readily identify common indicators. Symptoms of neglect can vary, but regularly include:

  • Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers
  • Unexplained slip-and-fall accidents
  • Bruises, cuts, sprained limbs or broken bones
  • Wandering or getting lost
  • Agitation or changes in behavior
  • Reluctance to communicate
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Dehydration
  • Lingering sickness or infection
  • Unsanitary living conditions

Neglect can be intentional, or it may be due to understaffed facilities whose staff cannot adequately care for all residents. Regardless, the nursing home has a duty to care for residents and needs to be held accountable for intentional and accidental mistreatment.

Preventing Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

It can be difficult to identify neglect or to know when to take action. To notice changes in temperament and other signs of neglect, remain in regular communication with your family member and the nursing home staff. If you suspect a problem, contact La Sorsa & Beneventano to evaluate your case and provide key counsel on how to proceed. We will protect your loved one's well-being to the full extent of the law.

Contact Us For Assertive Advocacy

If you suspect neglect or abuse, call our White Plains office at 914-821-6922 to defend your loved one's rights. You may also email our assertive lawyers online. Our attorneys offer free initial consultations.