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Special care for Alzheimer's patients

Those who have loved ones with Alzheimer's understand how difficult this disease can be. It can turn an otherwise healthy and viral person into a helpless, almost child-like person. Because of the way this disease affects a person, it is essential that they receive proper care, especially if they are in a nursing home facility. Care facilities in New Mexico should be chosen carefully by those who are looking for one for an Alzheimer's patient.

How can a nursing home prevent resident fall accidents?

One key reason why you moved your adult parent into a nursing home in Albuquerque is so they can maintain their independence and still get the level of care and support they need. But if that facility fails in its obligation to keep your loved one and other residents safe from fall hazards, problems can arise that put them at risk of pain, suffering and death. 

Are staffing shortages leading to nursing home neglect?

Nursing home neglect is a serious concern for everyone. Treating our elderly members of society with respect and ensuring their later years are happy and healthy is something we must strive to do. However, neglect is still rampant and a huge issue. One of the reasons for this might be the fact that many nursing homes are suffering from staffing shortages.

Bed sores and nursing home neglect

Bed sores are a serious medical condition that often affect people in nursing homes. Many times, when a resident develops bed sores, the nursing home is considered to be responsible and neglectful in allowing the condition to develop. However, in looking at this condition and what causes it, along with considering the opinions of medical professionals, it is not completely clear that a bed sore automatically equals neglect.

How to identify nursing home neglect

Many New Mexico residents have had to make the difficult decision to place an aging parent in a nursing home. Finding just the right one may have required a good deal of time and effort. But with horror stories of nursing home abuse and neglect making headlines across the country, there is still the nagging worry that Mom or Dad may not be receiving the care to which they are entitled.

Family says elder abuse victim's health is deteriorating

Patients who reside in care facilities in New Mexico and across the country often have medical conditions that make it difficult to care for themselves. These patients may also be unable to defend themselves from harm should another party seek to take advantage of and/or abuse them. Elder abuse is a significant issue for many, and a former employee at a nursing home in another state has recently been arrested after she was accused of assaulting a 90-year-old patient.

Living in fear of retaliation regarding nursing home neglect

Countless patients who reside in care facilities in New Mexico and across the country have been subjected to abuse and/or neglect throughout the years. Unfortunately, many incidents of nursing home neglect or abuse may go unreported, with many fearing retaliation from a medical professional, or even the facility. A family in another state is facing similar circumstances after a woman was recently discharged from a facility after filing a report against it.

Nursing aid faces criminal charges re nursing home abuse

Families in New Mexico and across the country may often go to great lengths to protect the ones they love. When the family of a nursing home resident begins to suspect mistreatment or neglect, they may wish to take action against the party thought to be at fault, but the process can be complex. A family in another state recently installed a camera in the room of a patient, which allegedly uncovered several acts of nursing home abuse.

Elder abuse comes in numerous forms, all of which can be harmful

Improper treatment has become a major issue in nursing homes in New Mexico and across the country, and many individuals have suffered as a result. While incidents of elder abuse may be a common occurrence, unfortunately, studies suggest that the majority of incidents are simply never reported. There may be numerous reasons for similar results, one of which could be unawareness that any signs of abuse are present.

Nursing home neglect may also be the result of staffing issues

When a family chooses to entrust a care facility with the health of a loved one, a certain standard of treatment is often expected. Patients in New Mexico and across the country who reside in similar facilities often have pre-existing medical conditions that can deteriorate severely if they are not given the proper care. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue, and many patients have suffered serious injuries or worse under similar circumstances.

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