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There are many different types of nursing home negligence such as medical, hygiene, emotional, and basic needs.
Medical neglect occurs if a resident is not getting the appropriate medicine that he or she needs. Whether the problem is a small cut or a serious disease, the staff must take care of and give attention to the resident. If these medical conditions go unnoticed and uncared for, your loved one could suffer and the situation can worsen.
When personal hygiene needs are not met, issues penetrate deeper than the surface problem. At surface level, your loved one may have a foul odor or feel dirty. At a deeper level, the resident may feel a decrease of self worth and security. When basic needs are not met, mental and emotional abuse is taking place.
Emotional neglect occurs if the resident is not cared for or listened to. This neglect may show itself in the form of being left alone or constantly being talked to in a disrespectful way. When emotional neglect occurs, you may notice your loved one as withdrawn and quiet. If you notice this, ask questions so the truth can come out.
Basic Needs Neglect
If your loved one is not getting the proper amount of water or food, this can severely affect physical health. However, basic needs are much more than water and food. If the resident is not living in a clean and safe environment, his or her basic needs are not being met.
If you notice your loved one experiencing nursing home negligence, contact us today.