Serious Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

When we place our loved ones in the professional care of others, we entrust them with great power over their care and treatment. We place family members in their professional care because our skills, abilities and time do not permit us on our own to provide the care that an assisted living facility or nursing home should provide to our elderly family members.

The surest way to protect your family member is to visit frequently at different times and days. When you visit, check your loved one over and talk to his or her doctors, nurses and aides. Check for pressure sores, proper bedding and appropriate clothing. Have your loved one weighed to determine proper hydration and nutrition.

If you have a loved one who you fear is receiving substandard care or is the victim of abuse, contact experienced elder abuse attorneys at Craves & Noll in Richmond, Chesterfield or our Tri-Cities offices.

We offer an initial consultation at Cravens & Noll. You can rely on and meet with a team of attorneys and staff prepared to listen, offer advice and suggest a course of action for your particular case.

Signs of Serious Nursing Home Abuse

There is no excuse for:

  • Pressure sores
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Lesions
  • Ulcers
  • Broken bones

If these are present, demand answers and/or make an appointment with Cravens & Noll at one of our three offices.

Certain issues are direct and virtually conclusive evidence of neglect, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene
  • Dehydration
  • Misuse of restraints

These issues should always be documented and reported to the local health care ombudsman.

Contact the Virginia Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers at Cravens & Noll

If you are concerned that a loved one is not receiving the level of care that he or she deserves in a nursing home, our experienced attorneys can help you uncover the truth and hold the proper parties responsible for substandard care. Turn to the experienced Richmond nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Cravens & Noll. To schedule an initial consultation, call 804-332-6161 or toll free at 866-547-6373, or simply contact us online.

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