Resulting from understaffed facilities and oftentimes the desire to maximize profits, nursing home neglect is a growing problem in the community. Compounding the problem is the reality that it can easily go unnoticed. It is important to exercise due diligence and recognize the signs of nursing home neglect when it happens. Look for these key signs to determine whether your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse:
- Withdrawn behavior
- Unexplained mood changes
- Lack of attention to hygiene
- Improper clothing for the time of year
- Bed sores
Nursing home neglect can be fatal so it is imperative to recognize its signs and take action.
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