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NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE AFTER CONTRACTING COVID19

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Nursing homes are designed to protect and care for elderly individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves. Many offer a comfortable and semi-home environment to relax and treat the elderly with their healthcare problems. However, despite North Carolina’s Ombudsman Program, which is designed to promote and protect the rights of residents of long-term care facilities, it is not uncommon for nursing home abuse or neglect to occur. A proficient nursing home abuse lawyer in North Carolina can help.

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Nursing Abuse is More Common Than You’d Think

According to the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study, for every one case of elder exploitation, neglect, abuse, or self-neglect that is reported, there are five more that go unreported. Also, approximately 1.5 million Americans ages 65 and older have been exploited, injured, or otherwise mistreated by someone who provided them with care or protection.

Most causes of these abuses are from overworked, untrained staff members and nursing homes being understaffed. Although the federal Nursing Home Reform Law requires that all residents receive high-quality care, many nursing homes provide lesser care to residents whose care is paid for through Medicaid or by long-distance loved ones. You and your loved ones should be mindful and watch for signs that might indicate that an elderly family member or friend is being subjected to any issues of abuse or neglect.

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These signs of potential abuse include:

Mental, physical, or financial abuse

Dirty beds

Bedsores going untreated

Dehydration

Unsanitary conditions

Scalding water burns

Over or under medicating

Medication errors

Malnutrition or food starvation

Food poisoning

Poor wound treatment

Pain and suffering

Contact a Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer in North Carolina

Neglecting an elderly resident of a nursing home is never okay—even in times of crisis. While most nursing home staff probably don’t want their residents to be harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, they need to make sure their actions are appropriate under the circumstances. 

Contact King Law Firm, if you believe you have a nursing home neglect case. Call (800) 635-1683 or fill out the contact form below to reach our firm and receive a free case review.

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