Placing your loved one in a San Bernardino nursing home or extended care facility is probably one of the most difficult choices you will ever make. Once you decide on a facility, you hope that it will provide a safe environment and the most nurturing care possible - you are placing your loved one in the hands of their staff.
Placing your trust in the facility also means you do not want to get a phone call that tells you there was an accident or your loved one was taken to the emergency room. What about if you see bedsores on your family member and are told the staff doesn't know how they happened. Do you feel betrayed?
Keep your eyes open for possible signs of abuse and neglect. Look for the following:
· Failure to bathe patients
· Failure to turn or move immobile patients - look for bedsores, infections
· Unexplained falls
· Medication problems
· Withdrawal - not much talking
· Does the staff supervise each patient?
· Do patients wander away?
There are strict laws that protect the safety and welfare of nursing home residents.
However, it is unfortunate that these residents do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe. If a family member has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will fight for the justice and compensation that your family member deserves. No one deserves to be abused or neglected.