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Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

You expect your elderly loved one to receive quality care when in a nursing home facility. And in many cases, these healthcare businesses go above and beyond to take care of their residents. However, not all nursing homes are on an equal footing when it comes to services.

Here at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC, we pride ourselves on representing the most vulnerable members of our community. That’s why we’re so dedicated to assisting Albuquerque families who have complaints about nursing home neglect, as lack of care can have a devastating effect on both the physical and mental well-being of residents.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

While every nursing home and assisted living facility is different in how they provide care, there are a few common signs of neglect families must watch for:

  • Unsanitary Environments – Cleanliness is crucial for comfort, but it can also keep germs at bay. As a result, dirty common areas and resident bedrooms signal that a nursing facility is not as clean as it should be.
  • Poor Hygiene – Proper hygiene can be challenging for seniors with mobility issues. In this case, it’s up to the staff to help with dressing, bathing, and other types of personal care. Dirty, unkempt residents usually signal that the staff is not performing their duties.
  • Symptoms of Malnutrition – The staff must also provide nutritious meals to residents. Weakness from lack of sustenance and dehydration caused by decreased fluid intake are both extremely serious when they occur within nursing homes.
  • Unexplained Injuries – Residents with mobility limitations can also become injured without the right assistance. In this case, be on the lookout for unexplained cuts and bruises. Be especially vigilant if these injuries happen on a regular basis.

What to Do If You Have Concerns for a Loved One

The first step is to raise the issue with the administrator of the nursing home, who will hopefully investigate the issue and take the necessary actions to prevent neglect from occurring. This person should take the matter seriously and report back to you with any findings discovered during their investigation. However, you may need to take additional steps if the administrator does respond appropriately.

In New Mexico, you can make complaints about nursing homes and other medical facilities by calling 1-800-752-8649, which is a toll-free number that logs health facility issues. In the event you believe that your loved one is in direct danger, it’s in your best interest to remove them from the facility until the matter is addressed. You can also feel free to contact local law enforcement for urgent matters like assault and abuse.

We Can Support You During a Trying Time

In addition to ensuring the safety and security of your senior loved one, you can also make certain that the nursing facility is held accountable for its neglectful actions. In this case, you’re encouraged to contact our team at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC to discuss your legal options.

Along with other forms of personal injury, our attorneys also help families get help with claims against nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Please call (505) TUF-HELP to schedule a no-obligation initial consultation today or contact us to learn more.

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