Boca Raton, FL – All types of accidents and mistakes happen at nursing homes around the country, despite the fact that there are caretakers and health professionals present. Because of the vulnerability and health status of individuals who are staying in the facilities, these mistakes can be very problematic and have serious medical consequences. A careful observer can find a number of clear signs that a patient in a facility has not been receiving proper care, and a family member of the victim can seek out legal help after identifying these symptoms.
Sudden and strange hospital trips
If a person who is staying in a facility is taken to a hospital for any reason other than scheduled procedures, this may be a sign that the home made mistakes or the victim suffered an injury. Sometimes, the patient may not even be aware of the purpose of these hospital visits. However, when a person is constantly making these abnormal trips, this can potentially be a sign that their health is declining and more serious problems are on the way.
Sores and skin problems
Bedsores are one of the more common problems that happen in a nursing home. These are usually because a person has been sitting in the same spot for too long. This can also indicate that days have passed without proper hygiene.
These are actually pressure sores or ulcers that occur from a lack of circulation when a person has been sitting on lying in one position for extended periods of time. They most commonly occur on the hips, heels, and elbows. While basic skincare products can usually be used to treat the sores, their presence may indicate that more problems are present in the facility.
Lack of motivation, depression, and decreased social time
Some people who have been neglected or hurt in a nursing home may lose their motivation to engage in social activities, withdraw from others, or even lose their desire to speak with their family members regularly. They may have been threatened to not tell anyone about problems with one of the workers, and they may have developed an aversion to certain staff members. The victim may also decline to engage in any social activities or recreation with the other people at the facility. When asked about these issues, evasive or dismissive responses from the staff are another red flag.
Finding out if a lawsuit against a nursing home is necessary
There are some law firms that focus on taking action against negligent nursing homes and helping their clients receive compensation for their losses. Families who have had a relative get hurt or pass away while under the care of a nursing home can contact Rosenberg Injury Law for assistance in the Boca Raton area.
Firm contact info:
5255 North Federal Highway, 3rd Floor, Boca Raton, Florida 33487