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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. 

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.

What is duty of care?

When you put your loved one in a nursing home in New Mexico, you have the right to expect a certain level of care. You have the right to expect that your loved one will be well-cared for and that his or her needs will be met. When this does not happen, it is often due to neglect or the professional caregivers and medical personnel at the nursing home neglecting their duty of care.

How to find a good nursing home

If you are thinking about moving yourself or a loved one into a nursing home or retirement community in the Albuquerque area, you might be feeling overwhelmed by your options and the costs. No matter what your budget is, keep in mind that not all nursing homes provide quality service and the appropriate standard of care. 

How negligence can cause retirement home residents to abuse drugs

Many seniors move into retirement communities in Albuquerque thinking their lives will be similar to the lives of retirees they see on television and in the movies. They do not realize there is a risk of them developing a drug abuse problem. Anyone who has a loved one who is considering living in a retirement community should take preventative measure to protect their loved ones from negligence in their retirement community. 

A closer look at preventing falls in a nursing home

Many families with elderly loved ones in New Mexico pay considerable attention to the living condition of residents at nursing home facilities before deciding where to house their family member. Their thorough research reflects the type of quality care they wish their loved one to have access to. Unfortunately, there are instances where human error, lapses in communication and even blatant ignorance can create hazardous conditions for residents at nursing home facilities. 

What are the rights of nursing home patients?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in New Mexico, it is important that you and your loved one understands his or her rights. Living in a facility does not mean a person is stripped of basic rights. While they may have to follow rules, this should never interfere with their quality of life or their ability to be happy.

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.

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