Poor Nutrition: A Sign Of Nursing Home Neglect
Before you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you likely put significant time and effort into researching facilities and determining which one is best for your loved one. It can be a difficult choice to move your parent or a loved into a nursing facility, but you did this with the expectation that he or she would receive quality care – including proper nutrition.
Nursing homes are responsible for ensuring that residents get the medical care they need, which includes making sure they eat and drink as needed. Malnutrition and dehydration are signs of neglect, and the lawyers of Taradash Johnson Janezic help Illinois families protect their loved ones against all types of mistreatment as a nursing home resident. Lack of care is unacceptable, and we can help you hold the appropriate parties accountable.
Recognizing Signs Of A Problem
Often, victims of neglect in nursing homes are afraid to speak out of fear, embarrassment or confusion. You may notice that your loved one is showing some signs of lack of proper nutrition, which can include the following:
- Rapid weight loss
- Confusion and lethargy
- Decrease in muscle tone
- Redness of the eyes or sores in the mouth
Malnourishment and dehydration can lead to consequential health issues and illnesses that are easily preventable with appropriate caloric intake and water consumption. When a nursing home resident experiences malnutrition and dehydration, it is a sign of lack of medical care, carelessness or understaffing.
We believe there is no excuse for the improper treatment of your loved one. You have the right to take action as soon as you suspect a problem.
Advocates For Nursing Home Abuse Victims
Founded in 1981, our attorneys have helped approximately 15,000 people with their personal injury concerns over the decades. Our extensive experience in nursing home neglect cases allows us to be the tenacious yet effective legal ally your family needs.
We want you to be satisfied with our work. There are no attorney fees unless we win your case. Call our McHenry office at 815-669-4635, or for an online contact form. You can schedule your free case evaluation today.