One of the main forms of nursing home abuse today is neglect. Nursing home neglect is too frequently overlooked and results all too often in a decline in general health and eventually the death of those elderly people entrusted to nursing home care facilities. Neglect can be overlooked or ignored for a long time, which are reasons it can remain hidden for so long, even after repeated visits to a nursing home.
Neglect takes a variety of forms in a nursing home such as personal hygiene neglect, basic needs neglect, medical neglect, failure to monitor nutrition, guard against falls, and to protect residents from being physically and verbally abused by members of staff. If you believe you have a nursing home neglect case, please contact Mr. Bergin’s office today.