Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer John Fox uncovers nursing home abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse is an increasing problem in today’s aging population. Nursing home patients are entitled to proper care and dignity and nursing home facilities have a duty to safeguard patients. The number of senior citizens over the age of 65 is increasing. In Pennsylvania, 111,000 elderly patients are currently living in nursing home facilities. Another 5,000 patients are receiving home health care. The failure of facility to properly attend to the needs of aging patients is an increasing problem in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities today.
Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer John Fox discusses Nursing Home Changes in Today’s Aging Population
An increase in our aging population has created an influx of corporations entering the nursing home industry with purely profit-driven motives. Owners may reduce staffing and hire less-experienced staff to trim costs and increase profits. These changes are having a direct impact on patient care. We are seeing more instances of abuse, neglect and patient injury. Nursing homes, like other assisted living facilities, are expected to exercise care in choosing people to work for them. When your health and well-being are in the hands of a doctor, nurse, or health aide worker, that person owes you a duty of care.
Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer John Fox lists the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Signs of neglect or poor care of a nursing home patient care vary widely. In most cases, the family suspects substandard care. Some signs of poor care or abuse may be noticed gradually over time. Neglect or abuse may not always be apparent during regular visits. The following are warning signs of nursing home neglect or abuse:
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Change in demeanor, anger
- Pressure sores
- Dirty conditions
Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Should Not Go Unreported
Physical and emotional abuse in nursing homes is unacceptable in the care of our elderly. Exposing nursing home abusive conduct is important to the well-being of all patients at the facility. Seniors often fail to report mistreatment for a variety of reasons, including being physically or mentally incapable; not recognizing abuse or neglect; or reluctance to report neglect due to fear of retaliation. Tragically, most elder abuse and neglect goes unreported. As a result, despite having special legal rights, nursing home patients are extremely vulnerable to abuse and neglect by their care providers.
Personal Injury as a result of Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence
- Pressure Sores
- Repeated Falls
- Patients Dropped by Staff
- Patients Wandering from Facility
- Medication Error
- Physical or Mental Abuse
- Wrongful Death
If you are concerned about the care of a loved one at a nursing home, contact Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer John Fox today for a free explanation of your legal rights. Unfortunately, situations involving inferior care are rarely resolved without intervention. Your call is confidential and absolutely free. And, our services are performed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee until we obtain a recovery.
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