Nursing Home Neglect Archives

What should you do before filing a complaint in a nursing home?

When you send your loved one to a nursing home facility in Alabama, you are entrusting the care, safety, health and wellbeing of your family member to staff that has received training to help them provide undivided care to each resident in their establishment. Unfortunately, there may be times when you feel the need to complain about the service that has been received. However, before doing so, there are things that you can do to prevent causing unnecessary tension that may result from a false accusation. 

Veterans groups slam nursing homes for lackluster patient care

For many Alabama families, the decision to put their elderly loved one in a nursing home is one that is met with hesitation and concern. These feelings are justified in that they are turning the care of their loved one over to other people who are supposed to be qualified, committed and professional health care workers who have the best interests of their patients and residents as their number one priority. 

Is your elderly parent at risk of wandering?

It can be hard to watch your parents get older, especially if they develop a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. When making preparations to safeguard their aging, vulnerable parents from injuries when they become reliant on caregivers, Alabama residents need to remember that wandering and getting lost or injured is one of many risks their loved ones can face.

Why are bedsores dangerous?

If you are thinking of placing a loved one in an Alabama nursing home, or if you already have a loved one in such a facility, you are no doubt carefully considering the physical care that your loved one receives. You may know that bedsores are a common concern in nursing homes where residents may be bedridden or confined to a wheelchair, but you may not understand what they are or why they can be dangerous.

What are some early warning signs of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a devastating medical condition that can be just as stressful on the family of the afflicted as the person suffering from the illness. Recognizing the early warning signs is crucial to getting the help your loved one needs, including finding a reliable nursing home to provide long-term care. If you’re concerned that someone you love is suffering from Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the following information on who to identify issues.

How can I find a good nursing home for my loved one?

The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is often a difficult one. Along with the challenges of transitioning from one living space to another, many families in Alabama are also worried about whether a home will provide sufficient care for their relative. U.S. News & World Report offers the following advice if you’re currently in search of a safe and secure nursing home for an elderly family member.

Top 6 signs of nursing home neglect

At the Sapp Law Firm, LLC, in Alabama, we know that placing your parent in a nursing home probably was one of the most difficult decisions you ever had to make. Despite the care with which you selected the nursing home, still you worry that caregivers there may not give him or her the care (s)he needs and to which (s)he is entitled.

3 Possible Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

If you have a loved one in an Alabama nursing home, it’s natural that you want the best care possible. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are negligent in the service they provide, which can harm residents both physically and mentally. Because this is such as serious issue, U.S. News & World Report offers the following signs of potential nursing home abuse or neglect.

Lawsuit claims woman was allowed to be assaulted in nursing home

When Jasper residents commit their loved ones to the care of a nursing home, they may do so well aware of the need to monitor their family member or friend's interactions with staff members. Recent years has seen a marked increase in awareness of the issue of nursing home abuse and neglect, and many may worry that the caregivers at their loved ones' facilities might be capable of such action. Yet while focusing on the actions of staff members, many fail to realize that they are overlooking an even larger number of people in the same building who could just as easily be abusers: the residents. 

Are changes in a loved one signs of neglect?

When you have a loved one in an Alabama nursing home, you may worry about the care he or she is getting. It can be difficult to trust others will take good care of a loved one who may need a lot of attention and help. While most nursing homes are staffed with people who will be good to your loved one and offer him or her the care needed, there are cases when neglect may be an issue. One of the main signs of neglect, according to U.S. News and World Report, is a change in the person's personality or their physical abilities. However, such changes are not always a clear sign of neglect. 

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