The last thing that you expect when you move into a nursing home is to be neglected by the staff members who are being paid to ensure you’re cared for. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to senior citizens who have entrusted facilities with their care. If you’re in this position, one of the most important things for you to remember is that this isn’t your fault.
Your priority at this point is to get the neglect to stop. You’ll have to speak up to make this happen. You aren’t being bothersome, and you shouldn’t be retaliated against because you want to receive the level of care that you should be provided. We’re here to help you assert your rights so that you can live without having to worry about not being taken care of properly.
There are many forms that neglect can take. Some residents might not receive their medication on time or at all. Not getting help to use the restroom or attend to personal needs when that help is necessary is another form. Failing to ensure that you’re fed or hydrated, as well as not getting you medical care are also forms of neglect.
It’s possible that you might suffer from financial damages as a result of the neglect. Even if these aren’t considerable, seeking compensation can help you recover those damages. You shouldn’t have to be the one to pay for the negligence that you suffered at the hands of the individuals who were entrusted with your care. We can help you build your case and get it moving through the legal system, but be sure to do this quickly since New Mexico has time limits for these cases.