How to Recognize Nursing Home Abuse
The decision to put a loved one into a nursing home or long-term care facility is a difficult choice to make. You want to know that they’re being well cared for in a safe, clean environment. Unfortunately, some nursing homes take advantage of their patients declining condition and intentionally harm or neglect elderly, disabled men and women. These instances can lead to wrongful death and rapidly declining health, but there are indicators you can look for to ensure your loved one isn’t being abused by the very facility and faculty you hoped would give them the best care possible.
Florida has many nursing homes, and our lawyers in Orlando specialize in representing those who have suffered from nursing home abuse or lost someone due to mistreatment. If you suspect your loved one is being abused and/or neglected by their care facility, the law offices of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter want you to know what signs to watch for including:
- Bed injuries or sores
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Unexplained injuries or death
- Unsanitary conditions
- Refusing to speak in front of staff members
- Heavy sedation or medication misuse
If you’re concerned your loved one could be suffering abuse or neglect from a nursing home, please call our law offices in Orlando immediately at (407) 712-7300 to speak with one our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter serves clients in Orlando, Florida and nationwide.