Nursing Home Accidents and Abuse
When you think of a nursing home, you may think of the amenities that the residents have available to them and a responsible staff that is concerned for these residents. Unfortunately, not all nursing home residents have this type of experience. Some nursing home staff members are negligent with their residents and some are intentionally abusive.
Nursing home negligence and abuse is a crime. For legal aid and information regarding nursing home abuse, contact Clarksburg nursing home abuse lawyer David W. Frame at 800-352-9460 today.
Nursing Home Risks
There are many risks inside of a nursing home, all of which can be prevented. Residents and their families depend on nursing home facility staff members to manage unsafe areas or to report any unsafe conditions to the nursing home director.
However, many times residents may face an accident while being assisted. Other times there is not a sufficient amount of staff members to cover the number of residents that need and deserve attention.
Some of the most common reports of abuse, accidents, and negligence that occur inside of a nursing home are:
- Slips and falls
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Accidents involving wheelchairs
- Bed sores
- Abuse related to deprivation of food, water, or medication
- Wandering unsupervised