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Signs That a Nursing Home May Be Negligent

If you have a loved one in a Kansas City nursing home, you no doubt expect top-quality care in all respects. While many facilities take the health and safety of their residents seriously, in some cases serious neglect can occur. Being able to identify potential issues, such as those listed by NextAvenue.com, helps family members make sure that loved ones are being treated with love and compassion. The following are just a few things to be on the lookout for.

Lack of Cleanliness

A sanitary assisted living facility is essential to maintain the health and wellness of residents. If conditions are poor, a number of significant issues can occur. For instance, residents with immune systems compromised by illness can fall gravely ill as a result of unsanitary living conditions. Accordingly, nursing home staff must ensure that all areas are kept clean, including kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

Injuries

Seniors with mobility issues are prone to slips and falls. In this case, staff must be vigilant about senior health, especially when it comes to getting around the nursing home and doing basic shores. When staff is derelict in their duties, residents can experience serious injuries, some of which may be severe. Injuries could also indicate intentional abuse, and if you suspect a loved one is being abused by staff notify the authorities immediately.

Mental or Emotional Issues

Neglect can also result in depression and anxiety. Mental health can really be impacted by neglect, especially within the confines of a nursing home. Your family member may feel helpless about his or her situation, or even fearful of caregivers as a result of poor treatment. A decline in mental health may follow, and this requires professional assistance to ensure residents get the help they need to maintain their well-being.  

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