Residents of a nursing home or an assisted living facility may have a large variety of health conditions at the time they enter the facility. Over time health may decline and new conditions develop. Staff members must be constantly vigilant to observe new symptoms and changes in a resident’s behavior or physical well-being. Some residents are there to recover from injuries, or because an accident has left them incapable of caring for themselves.
Treating wounds, administering medications and treating medical conditions, protecting those suffering from dementia from injuring themselves or others, and providing good nutrition, exercise and physical therapy are all part of the promised care. Short staffing or other organizational difficulties are no excuse for a failure to treat a resident’s existing or developing condition. If you suspect nursing home abuse or abandonment, contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC for assistance.
Nursing homes have an obligation to take steps to improve or at least maintain the health of their residents. Care for injured or incapacitated residents can include cleaning wounds, transporting the resident to therapy, regularly changing bandages, providing a hygienic, or sterile environment, and administering medications accurately and timely. Failure to ensure declining health is observed and treated appropriately, failure to turn bedridden patients to prevent the development of pressure sores or bed sores and resulting infection, in short, any serious lapse in following the plan of treatment is nursing home neglect and in the case of delicate health may be life threatening. These complex cases require the services of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.
Our legal team has the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate and take action. There is no excuse for a failure to provide a resident with the basic care required to prevent further injury or illness. Consult with a dedicated lawyer today to discuss your concerns. You can contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC for the professional legal assitance you and your family need to effectively move forward with a case.