With an increase of Texas residents turning to nursing homes as the best alternative care option for their elderly or disabled family members, concerns of injuries and neglect are also on the rise.
Our team at The Sloan Firm understands that placing your loved one in a nursing home, residential care or assisted living facility is a difficult decision. You should be able to trust the staff to treat your beloved family member with compassion and respect while providing the highest standards of physical and medical attention. Unfortunately, reports of injuries or gross neglect in long-term care facilities are not uncommon.
Some common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Sudden weight loss
- Poor hygiene
- Unusual changes in behavior
- Avoidance of staff
- Unexplained injuries
- Missing valuables
- Frequent infections
- Unexplained bruises or fractures
Any sudden physical, mental or emotional difference in your loved one’s condition while in a nursing home or assisted living facility may be a sign that abuse or neglect is taking place. To help protect your loved one, start asking questions immediately.
If you suspect that your loved one has been injured or neglected, contact us for a free consultation. Our law offices in Longview and Houston, Texas, or our office in Santa Fe, New Mexico serve victims of nursing home neglect and their families.