Are you concerned about the well-being of your loved one residing in a nursing home? Have you witnessed signs of neglect? At Harvey & Foote, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and dignity of elderly individuals in nursing homes.
Our experienced team of Albuquerque nursing home neglect lawyers is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered neglect or mistreatment. We are here to provide you with compassionate legal support and seek justice on behalf of your loved ones.
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Common Forms of Neglect in Nursing Homes
Abuse is not the only form of potential harm at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Neglect in nursing homes refers to the failure of caregivers or staff to meet the needs of residents.
Several common forms of neglect in nursing homes include:
- Basic needs neglect: This involves a failure to provide adequate food, water, shelter, and personal hygiene for residents. Such inaction can manifest as malnutrition, dehydration, poor personal hygiene, inadequate clothing, or unsafe living conditions.
- Medical neglect: Medical neglect occurs when residents do not receive the necessary medical care, including medication management, timely administration of treatments, or access to healthcare professionals. It can lead to untreated or worsening medical conditions, infections, and other preventable health complications.
- Emotional or social neglect: Emotional neglect involves ignoring or isolating residents, failing to provide companionship or emotional support, or not addressing their social and emotional well-being. This form of neglect can result in feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety among residents.
- Personal hygiene neglect: This type of neglect involves a failure to assist residents with personal grooming, bathing, oral care, or maintaining a clean and safe living environment. Poor personal hygiene can lead to skin infections, sores, and other health issues.
- Supervision neglect: Lack of proper supervision can result in accidents, falls, and injuries among residents. Negligence in monitoring residents' movements, particularly those with mobility issues or cognitive impairments, can lead to preventable accidents and harm.
Any of these forms of neglect must be reported to the appropriate authorities or take necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals involved. At Harvey & Foote, we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable and seeking justice for victims of nursing home neglect.
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Nursing home neglect is a deeply troubling issue that affects vulnerable individuals who rely on the care and support of nursing home facilities. Sadly, these cases often go unnoticed or unreported, leaving victims without a voice.
At Harvey & Foote, we believe that nursing home neglect should never be tolerated. Our skilled Albuquerque legal team is well-versed in New Mexico state laws regarding elder abuse and neglect. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one's case, gather evidence, consult with medical experts if necessary, and build a strong legal strategy tailored to your unique situation.
Contact our dedicated legal team today to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you navigate the legal process and fight for the rights and well-being of your loved ones.
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