Nursing Home Chains
In recent years, large national corporations have been getting into the business of providing nursing home care in San Antonio. Unfortunately, the result of this can occasionally be neglect or abuse of seniors. The problem is that some of these corporations take advantage of our state's lenient and unfortunately minimal nursing home regulations. This allows nursing homes to operate their facilities with minimal staffing levels. If you or a loved one has been injured while in the care of a nursing home, call us today to get in touch with our San Antonio nursing home care attorneys.
Many national nursing home chains in San Antonio spend huge amounts of money on marketing, but underspend when it comes to hiring staff to care for their residents, resulting in nursing home neglect. Many nursing homes try to pass off injuries to residents as the inevitable effects of aging. In many cases, the injuries the nursing home chains try to pass off as the effect of aging can be traced to under staffing or hiring under qualified staff. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of neglect, don't delay. Call one of our seasoned lawyers at Carabin & Shaw today so we can get to work on your case right away.
Here are some signs of neglect while under a nursing home chains’ care:Poor personal hygiene
It is the responsibility of the staff to aid with basic personal hygiene. If you notice your loved one is being left to do this on your own, this is a case of neglect. Our attorneys are prepared to investigate the facility and determine what further action should be taken.Unsanitary living conditions
There are rules and regulations set by federal law to be sure living facilities for the elderly are safe and clean. Keep an eye on your loved one’s clothing, bedding, bathroom area and kitchen to be sure the proper upkeep is being conducted. If you find unsanitary living conditions contact our lawyers immediately, as we know what is expected of these facilities and will be happy to fight to get your loved one the living conditions they deserve.Poor nutrition
Physical issues can arise from neglect such as malnutrition and dehydration. Typically this is the result of inadequate staffing which leads to a lack of individualized care.Loss or lack of mobility
Mobility is a common challenge for the elderly especially those placed in retirement communities. A sure sign of neglect is bedsores and infections. A good nursing home would be sure to get their residents adequate exercise to avoid such preventable injuries. In the event you suspect these steps are not being taken contact one of our attorneys to start and investigation on your behalf.Unexplained injuries
Bruises, broken bones and head injuries are all signs that neglect is taking place. Residents of an understaffed facility may try to do things for themselves resulting in injuries. Something as simple as walking without being assisted can lead to a fall or another preventable injury.Psychological issues
If you notice your loved one has become fearful of a caretaker or reluctant to talk about issues they may have it is important you take action immediately as your loved one may be at risk for neglect.
There are hundreds of nursing homes in San Antonio and each of them handles their residents differently. By looking out for these telltale signs you may be able to help prevent your love one from being hurt or fatally injured. In the event neglect was unavoidable be sure to contact a lawyer to help you get the fair compensation your loved one deserves for their pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been injured in a San Antonio nursing home, contact our attorneys as soon as possible so we can collect, develop, and preserve evidence of abuse or negligence.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case after your loved one has been injured following admission to one of the many senior living facilities or nursing home chains. Call Carabin & Shaw, we will fight for your senior loved one’s rights. Call 1.800.862.1260.