Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many different forms, and one of the most unfortunately common is dehydration. Many nursing home patients are unable to secure water and other liquids for themselves, and instead have to rely on potentially over-worked and under-trained nursing home employees who may fail to meet their needs. Click here to learn more about dehydration in nursing homes and the danger it poses.
Nursing home abuse can manifest itself in a number of different ways, but one of the most dangerous and, unfortunately, most common is the presence of bedsores on patients. Bedsores are pressure-wounds that occur when a bed-ridden or chair-bound patient is incorrectly cared for and forced to spend too much time immobilized in the same position. You can read more about this dangerous form of nursing home neglect by clicking here.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common practices that put an already vulnerable population in even more danger. In fact, studies suggest that even minor abuse can leave a nursing home resident with a 300% greater chance of death. Abuse can occur in many ways, and unfortunately, few nursing home abuse victims are able or willing to report the inexcusable treatment they’ve experienced. Learn more about elder abuse and some of the ways to identify it by clicking here.
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