Nursing Home Neglect: Understanding Your RightsMany individuals who live in a nursing home are elderly or frail or vulnerable with specific care needs due to physical disabilities, learning difficulties, or dementia. Every resident is reliant to a small, large or total extent on staff to take care of them and to help them with day-to-day activities including bathing, dressing, eating and taking medication. This is why care homes are heavily regulated to ensure the standards of care provided is high. Loved ones should expect to be cared for by nursing homes and be kept happy, safe and comfortable whilst living there. If this has not been your experience, you should contact our experienced personal injury solicitors today for advice on making a nursing home negligence claim.
Nursing Home Neglect: Making A Negligence ClaimIf a loved one has suffered as a result of neglect in a nursing home, we are here to help you claim compensation and secure for them the care they deserve. Many nursing home accidents and injuries could have been prevented if the legal regulations had been adhered to. Our personal injury solicitors understand just how stressful and distressing making a negligence claim is, as the trust you gave the nursing home to provide the care to your relative has been broken. We will work tirelessly to establish the evidence of neglect needed to support your case. And manage the whole claims process, providing advice and support for you and your family throughout.
Nursing Home Neglect: TypesNeglect in care homes ranges from a lack of supervision and care through to physical or psychological maltreatment. Types of nursing home neglect include:
- Incomplete care plan for the individual
- Lack of staff on duty and poor supervision
- Insufficient provision of food and drink
- Medication errors
- Emotional or physical abuse
- Poor levels of hygiene
- Failure to prevent bedsores
- Incorrect handling of residents