Three women were discovered unresponsive at the James Sneider senior living center in the Rogers Park, Chicago area. The women were pronounced dead during a unit-by-unit wellness check. The building management company neglected to provide proper cooling for its residents during the heatwave, even though they received numerous complaints about the increased temperatures from residents. If you or a loved one resides at the James Sneider apartments and experienced neglect from the building management, we would like to hear from you.
The U.S. has thousands of long-term care facilities serving millions of residents. Neglect and injuries are a consistent and growing problem in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), and Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA).
If you believe a loved one is being abused or neglected in one of these facilities, report the mistreatment as soon as possible. Filing a claim helps protect your loved one and can prevent future abuse.
If nursing home residents spend most of their time in a bed or chair, without being moved by a nursing home attendant, bedsores can develop on their hips, feet, joints, and back-- wherever bones press against fragile skin. If left untreated, bedsores can cause infection, hospitalization, and even death.
Falls are the most common cause of bone fractures in nursing home residents. It is the staff’s responsibility to prevent residents from falling by constantly monitoring them, carefully moving them, and assisting with walking.
Bone Fractures And Breaks
Verbal and emotional abuse can be very painful for nursing home residents. Signs of emotional abuse include changes in personality, loss of interest in activities, withdrawal from or fear of staff or other residents, or worsened depression.
Falls can be caused by any number of things – from medications to malnutrition. Most falls can be prevented by nursing home staff. If your loved one suffered a fall, make sure it was not due to mistreatment, abuse, or neglect.
Residents who don’t get proper nutrition and hydration are at higher risk for bedsores, infections, and falls. Nursing homes must prevent malnutrition by carefully logging how much residents eat, offering a comfortable environment to eat in, and serving appetizing food.
Medication errors are often due to the negligence of nursing home staff. Errors such as distributing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage to a resident can be potentially fatal, as medications may be essential for a resident’s survival. One of the most dangerous and severe medication errors is overmedicating residents.
Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse. Many with advanced dementia cannot tell their families what is happening, so loved ones must be hyper-aware of this threat. Signs of sexual abuse include sexually transmitted infections, unexplained cuts or bruising, bleeding in the genital area, and extreme fear of a staff members or other residents.
Elderly people who are abused have a 300% higher risk of death than those who are not. Nursing home residents are common targets for abuse and neglect. If your loved one died suddenly or suspiciously, their nursing facility may be to blame.
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