Employee Discusses Poor Care at Shutdown Nursing Homes
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on February 19, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse
In a recent local news interview, an anonymous employee discussed the conditions at two assisted living facilities that were shut down by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment last week. These facilities did not meet medical and safety standards during the process of applying for a license.
The anonymous employee said that what families see when they visit their loved ones is completely different from what happens behind closed doors when family members leave.
Some employees are dedicated to providing the care residents need, according to the anonymous employee. However, there are management issues that make it hard for employees to maintain the standard of care residents are entitled.
The employee said she is speaking out because she wants families to learn the signs of abuse and neglect so they can prevent it from happening. She specifically noted that family members should look for changes in appearance, attitude or personal hygiene. The employee said you can always see signs of poor care.
If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home, the nursing home abuse attorneys at PKSD may be able to help you. We can review your situation to determine if you are entitled to compensation for damages.
Signs of Nursing Abuse and Neglect
There are many signs of abuse or neglect to watch for. It is crucial for family members to watch for these things because elderly loved ones may not be able to explain what is going on. They may also be afraid to say anything out of fear that the abuse will get worse.
Common signs of abuse include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Broken bones
- Social withdrawal
- Mood swings
- Bed sores
- Poor personal hygiene
- Urine smell in your loved one’s room
Contact Us for a Free Legal Consultation
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are common problems in facilities all over the nation. At many facilities, making money is more important than providing the care residents need and are entitled under the law.
When this happens, families may have legal options. The licensed attorneys at PKSD can discuss your legal options in a free, no obligation consultation. If you have a case, we are committed to fighting for fair compensation.
Schedule a free, no obligation legal consultation by calling 877-877-2228.