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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect in New York | What to Know

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Our firm understands how painful it feels to know your loved one has been neglected and/or abused in their nursing home. If you suspect your loved one is facing nursing home neglect, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our Ulster County nursing home neglect lawyers are dedicated to helping you through this challenging time.

What are some potential signs of nursing home neglect?

Imagining that your loved one is getting neglected or abused in their nursing home is horrifying. However, it is important to be aware of the following signs so that you can detect any indications of neglect or abuse. Some of the most common signs include:

  • Soiled bed
  • Possessions vanishing from the room
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Multiple falls
  • Your loved one showing signs of distress when certain aides or nursing home staff members enter the room
  • Bedsores
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unsafe food/water conditions
  • Poor air conditions, including disturbed asbestos

If you believe that your loved one is being neglected or abused, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options. Our attorneys are on your side. Give us a call today.

What should I do if I suspect my loved one is being abused or neglected?

It is important to recognize that if you suspect your loved one is in immediate danger, you should call 911 and inform them of the incidents of neglect and/or abuse. If your loved one is injured, the police will be able to document the incidents and ensure that your loved one receives the proper medical treatment they need. It is also important to note that you can also the incident of abuse or neglect to the New York State Department of Health. You can do this by filling out a Nursing Home Complaint Form and submitting it online or by mail. You can also report the incident(s) to the Nursing Home Complaint Hotline at 1-888-201-4563.

How can I file a claim?

You should take several steps to help ensure you are taking the proper steps toward filing a claim for nursing home abuse and neglect. For instance, you should take photos and videos of any form of evidence that helps verify your claim. You should also make sure that you report the incidents to the nursing home management team, but you will want to make sure you do this after documenting the incidents so that management does not fix the issues before you can document them. Lastly, you should retain the services of an experienced Ulster County nursing home neglect lawyer who can evaluate all additional circumstances of your case and choose the best solution.

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