Before you enter a family member into a nursing home it is important that you are familiar with the types of injuries that can occur, so that you can identify any potential abuse in the future. Here are a few of the common injuries that you should be aware of:
1. Neglect- Some of the most typical injuries that occur in a nursing home are injuries caused by neglect. Things like bed sores happen all too frequently when nursing homes fail to take proper care of their tenants. If you are going to be taking your loved one to a nursing home you should make sure that they know they can talk to you if they ever face any trouble.
2. Emotional abuse- Emotional abuse may not be as obvious as other types of abuse but it is very real. If you have a loved one in a nursing home you should make sure that they are being treated well, especially emotionally. Unfortunately some patients have to suffer threats and belittling comments from their caretakers.
3. Physical injuries- One of the most common injuries that occur in a nursing home is a physical injury. Something like slipping and falling occur frequently in many nursing homes across America. Even in the best nursing home there is always a chance that someone can hurt themselves. What you need to be careful of, however, is injuries that occur because of something that the nursing home could have corrected. For example if there is a wet spot on the floor that a staff member was aware of but failed to clean or block off and a resident slipped and hurt themselves, this may be something that the nursing home could be held accountable for.
If you suspect that a loved one has suffered any type of nursing home injury, call Nursing Home Laywer, H. Micheal Wright today for help. (480) 409-2473