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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.

Identifying signs of elder abuse and guidance on how to proceed

Neglect and abuse are often a significant concern to many families in New Mexico and elsewhere that have loved ones that reside in a care facility. Patients of nursing homes often have a limited ability to protect themselves from such harm, and they may also have difficulty expressing similar concerns. Those that have concerns about the safety of a family member might find it beneficial to be aware of the potential indicators of elder abuse.

Victim of nursing home abuse dies during emergency surgery

Care facilities in New Mexico and across the country are responsible for the treatment and safety of countless individuals at any given time. Unfortunately, patients do not always receive the treatment they deserve and, in some cases, are abused instead. Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that is far too common and can cause severe harm to a person's health, or worse.

Investigators claim nursing home neglect led to death of patient

The untimely loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult events to accept. If the negligence of another party is involved, surviving family members in New Mexico could be left in search of answers and/or justice. According to a recent investigation led by the Department of Health in another state, nursing home neglect contributed to the death of a resident at a care facility who went almost three weeks without the proper medication.

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