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Posted on January 30, 2020 by

Would You Recognize These Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

When families have to place their loved ones in nursing homes, they do so with utmost trust. They believe that their family members will be well taken care of, and most of the time, they are. We wish that were the case across the board. Sometimes nursing home residents are abused or neglected, and if the families aren’t sure what the signs are, they may miss it altogether. We’d like to shed some light on the signs of nursing home neglect that aren’t often easy to recognize. 

What are the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

Families need to be as diligent as possible when it comes to checking in on their loved ones who are residents at nursing homes. If they are being neglected or abused, the following signs might be observed: 

* They may have bed sores.

* They may have infections. 

* They may be losing weight. 

* They may have bruises from frequent falls. 

* Their personal hygiene may be suffering. 

* They may be dehydrated or malnourished or both. 

* They may appear withdrawn. 

St. Louis Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys are Here to Help

We wish that everyone could have faith in the nursing home they choose for their elderly relatives. But unfortunately, neglect and abuse are growing more common every day. Your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys can provide you with the legal counsel you need if your loved one has been neglected. Please contact us.