Making the decision to move your loved one into a nursing home is bittersweet. On one hand, you’re relieved that they will be around caregivers 24/7 and will receive the attention, care, and treatments they need. But on the other hand, you may feel guilty about their loss of independence and having to leave their home.
Thankfully, most nursing homes provide excellent care to their residents, giving both them and their loved ones peace of mind that they can remain happy and healthy in the event of health issues, reduced mobility, and other factors that impact their ability to live independently. But some nursing homes put residents’ well being at risk when they put a focus on profits over resident satisfaction.
When nursing home owners and administrators run their facilities with an aim to make as much money as possible, they may attempt to reduce their operating costs by hiring under qualified and inexperienced staff members to take care of residents because they can pay them less. They may also fail to hire enough employees to handle all of the residents’ daily needs. One or both of those decisions can result in residents being abused or neglected by the people who are supposed to look after them.
If you notice that your loved one has any signs of potential abuse or neglect, including:
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, and sores
- Weight loss, malnourishment, dehydration, or sudden worsening of health
- Poor hygiene and unclean living conditions
- Depression, anxiety, and sudden personality changes
It’s important to contact an experienced Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. At Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers, we know how devastating nursing home mistreatment can be for residents, and it’s our goal to help them and their loved ones get maximum compensation.