As more and more families rely on nursing homes to care for their loved ones, it is disturbing to find that nursing home neglect and abuse continue. Although they are living in a nursing home, all individuals deserve respect and proper care. Nursing home abuse can take many forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological and emotional abuse.
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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
- Untreated Bedsores
- Bruising that would suggest restraints
- Dehydration or Malnutrition
- Excessive or sudden weight loss
- Fecal/Urine Odors
- Poor Personal Hygiene
- Abnormally Pale Complexion
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
- Torn clothing or broken personal items
- Fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in room
- Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Medical Needs
- Prescription Errors
Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights
- The right to be informed of the facility’s policies and procedures.
- The right to choose their own physician and pharmacy.
- The right to know about their medical conditions from their doctors.
- The right to participate in planning their medical treatment and the right to refuse treatment.
- The right to be free from restraint and mental and physical abuse.
- The right to privacy, dignity, and respect.
- The right to manage funds and access to their account at all times.
- The right to visitation and confidentiality of that visitation.
- The right to confidentiality of personal medical records and the right to access those records.
- The right to be made aware of service fees for medical treatment.
- The right to voice grievance without fear.
- The right to group involvement with other residents.
- The right to participate in community activities.
- The right to examine governmental reviews of the home.
- The right to remain in the nursing home unless 30-day notice is given or they are a risk to themselves or other residents.