Steps To Stop Nursing Home Abuse

Finding the right care facility or nursing home for your loved ones can seem like looking for the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack.’ Once you’ve found the right facility, it is horrifying to think that nursing home abuse of any kind is occurring and that your loved one is unsafe. Unfortunately, though, nursing home abuse can occur.

Our Madison, WI nursing home abuse attorneys can provide information and assistance. In addition, here are a few steps you can also take:

  • Choose a nursing home carefully – check out references and make a spot check or two unannounced.
  • Make sure that beds and bathrooms are clean and checked regularly.
  • Ask to see a scheduling calendar to check the ratio of caregivers to residents.
  • Report any discrepancy or out of the ordinary to the facility supervisor immediately.

If you do suspect any type of mistreatment or nursing home abuse, be sure to detail what you see, take accurate notes about it, and record the date and time you observe it.

There are some obvious signs of abuse to watch out for. These are:

  • Heavy sedation
  • Bedsores
  • Behavioral changes
  • Loss of appetite.

If you think your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse in the Madison, WI area, please contact Boller & Vaughan LLC for your complimentary consultation. Or, call 608-268-0268 to speak with one of our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers.