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Are changes in a loved one signs of abuse?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in New Mexico, you may worry if you see changes in his or her demeanor or personality. This could be a sign of many things. It can signal abuse or neglect, but it may also be a sign of a medical condition or change in your loved one's mental health, according to U.S. News and World Report. Knowing what is going on is important to ensuring the safety and well-being of your loved one. 

What is the definition of nursing home neglect?

Having to put a loved one into a nursing home can be a difficult situation. It is made worse when your loved one appears to be the victim of neglect. while most New Mexico nursing homes do a great job of caring for residents, there are some that drop the ball. It may not always be easy to know if something is neglect or simply just bad care. It helps to understand the definition of neglect as defined by the government and those working in the field. 

How serious are bedsores?

If you have a loved one who is confined to a wheelchair or bed, you may be concerned about bedsores, especially if he or she lives in a nursing home. Knowing that many elderly people in New Mexico and elsewhere are neglected or abused in nursing homes, your fear is understandable. Unfortunately, bedsores are a common affliction affecting those with limited mobility.

How often does nursing home abuse occur?

As your loved ones age, you may be in the position where you must put one of them in a nursing home in New Mexico. While most nursing facilities offer a safe and healthy place for residents where they get proper care and attention, some are not so good. Instances of abuse are unfortunately common in many nursing homes. However, the National Center on Elder Abuse explains that it is often difficult to pinpoint how often nusing home abuse occurs.

Nursing home residents who may wander

The prospect of your elderly loved one wandering around a New Mexico nursing home without supervision is a scary prospect, yet it has been known to occur. Some residents may meander inside the facility, while others may actually leave the building and wander outside. According to iAdvance Senior Care, there are a number of reasons why residents may decide to wander about without notifying a nurse or a caregiver, which in turn can put the wandering resident in danger.

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