Nursing home neglect is a type of elder abuse. Aging residents are at a high risk for abuse and neglect because they are unable to fully care for themselves. Nursing homes may say they provide 24/7 skilled nursing and treat their residents with respect and decency, but that is often not the case. This study by the Department of Health and Human Services found that high numbers of residents suffer easily preventable adverse effects in a nursing home.
Elder neglect can be difficult to detect and often goes unreported, especially if the resident is confused, disoriented or has dementia. Often, the signs of nursing home neglect are overlooked as part of an overall health decline.
Nursing home neglect occurs when the caregiver does not meet the standard of care to fulfill care tasks in a competent manner. The most common signs of nursing home neglect are falls, poor hygiene, undernourishment, bed sores and other ailments.
Jack and Walter have successfully represented hundreds of individual plaintiffs in nursing home negligence cases throughout Texas. They know the players, the gamesmanship and the work needed to hold national nursing home chains accountable for elder abuse.