Nursing home neglect can be the consequence of an act of omission or commission, medical negligence or common neglect, uncivil behavior or criminal abuse. While there are many forms of nursing home neglect, the most common examples include:

Failing to:

• provide nutrition and hydration

• assist residents with hydration and nutrition

• assist in personal hygiene when needed

• provide proper medications at proper dosage or frequency

• take reasonable precautions to prevent falls

• respond to call lights and alarms in a timely fashion

• turn immobilized residents in their beds to prevent bed sores

• assist residents to the toilet (leaving them in soiled beds and clothing)

Failing to:

• take precautions to prevent injury to the resident ( such as getting caught in bed rails or being assaulted by other residents)

• check resident’s vital signs and weight on a scheduled basis

• exercise resident’s limbs to prevent contracture deformities

• prevent or treat an infection in a timely manner

• assess and treat pain in demented residents

• medicate residents with psychiatric and sedating drugs appropriately, or overmedicating residents

If you have a loved one that you believe has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Georgia, please call our office to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

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