WAS THERE A KNOWN FALL RISK? WHAT CAUSED OR PRECEDED THE FALL?
When you've seen the signs that your loved one is being abused or neglected by the very people you trust and pay to take care of them, it's easy to react emotionally and rashly. While that anger should spur you to action, it's important that you stay calm and in control of your emotions until your family member is protected and properly cared for.
It may come as a surprise for people to learn that much of the cost of nursing home care in the U.S. is covered by the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs. Consider that the price tag for this care reached an astounding $75 billion in 2014 alone.
Often families have to make the difficult decision to place their loved ones in a nursing home. When an aging loved one is no longer able to take care of him or herself and is in need of skilled nursing care, a Baltimore area nursing home is sometimes a good option. Families believe these facilities will take good care of their loved ones, but occasionally, nursing home negligence occurs. Families should be aware of the signs of nursing home abuse.
Although many people might not have noticed it, the past ten years have seen everyone from lenders and employers to cellphone carriers and retailers inserting what are known as arbitration clauses into the boilerplate of their contracts.
When most people hear the terms nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, what likely springs to mind are things like bedsores, malnutrition, medication errors, falls and unacceptable living conditions.