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The 10 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect to Watch For in Idaho

Given the rise in the number of nursing home facilites that are rapidly growing in the Treasure Valley, so are the number of complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect. The signs to look for regarding for abuse and neglect include a number of factors which include but are not limited to the following:

1)    Falls;

2)    Broken hips and other bones;

3)    Bed sores and abscesses;

4)    Malnutrition;

5)    Dehydration;

6)     Unexplained contusions and abrasions;

7)     Loss of money or property;

8)     Lack of medical treatment and therapy;

9)     Improper care of wounds; and,

10)   Other injuries.

Nursing home abuse and neglect occurs as a result of an injury to a resident due to a number of factors that stem from improper care. These factors include improper selection and training of staffing; insufficient equipment necessary to properly lift patients to and from their bed; lack of attention to the patients resulting in bed sores; insufficient number of nurses CNAs and other staff to attend to the needs of the residents and failure to transport patients to and from their medical appointments in a timely fashion for treatment and therapy. Nursing home abuse or neglect claims also involve physical, emotional, verbal, mental, sexual and exploitation of a resident or any number of combinations pertaining thereto.

Given the increase in our aging population and the rise in the construction of nursing care facilities for the elderly and infirm, we are seeing nationwide an increase in the number of claims associated with our nursing home and elder care facilities. The problems can be overwhelming to both the patient and the patient’s family.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Mr. Morton. Let him show you what he can do to help you with your Idaho nursing home abuse or neglectclaim. Mr. Morton represents clients throughout Idaho. His clients come to him from Boise, Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Blaine, Twin Falls, Gem, Payette, Washington, Valley counties and beyond. You may reach the firm by calling 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 and/or by filling out an online contact form at http://www.mortonlawyers.com.