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Pinellas Business Center

10901 Roosevelt Blvd. N

Building IID, Suite 800 

St. Petersburg, FL 33716

727-327-3219

 


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813-840-1111

NURSING HOME ABUSE & NEGLECT

WHAT IS NURSING HOME ABUSE?

Nursing homes are supposed to be nurturing and safe places for loved ones who cannot take care of themselves and/or require skilled nursing care.  Unfortunately, many times that is not the case.  Nursing home abuse and/or neglect can occur in many forms. The following are some examples of nursing home abuse and/or neglect:
  • Physical and/or severe verbal abuse from a staff member
  • Failure to protect a resident from falls
  • Failure to prevent malnutrition and dehydration
  • Failure to prevent and/or treat bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Over-sedation

WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS?

There are many warning signs of nursing home abuse and/or neglect that you should look for. Although  having one or more of these signs does not automatically mean that nursing negligence is occurring, you should alert the proper authorities of what you observed. Some signs of nursing home abuse and/or neglect include:

  • Bruises, cuts, or welts

  • Pain

  • Weight loss

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers

  • Dehydration or malnutrition

  • The resident appears depressed or withdrawn

If you believe nursing home abuse and/or neglect is occurring, tell the nursing home administrator immediately and contact SINGHA LAW GROUP for a FREE CONSULTATION.  Please call us at 813-840-1111.