Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a widespread and growing epidemic. Nursing homes are not sufficiently staffed and staff is generally underpaid. As a result, our elderly and dependent adults are all too often neglected and/or abused. This serious problem affects thousands of nursing home residents who are dependent on nursing homes for care. Abuse and neglect are difficult to recognize and often covered-up by nursing home staff. Please contact us when you suspect any of the following:

  • Falls and fractures
  • Unauthorized physical or chemical restraints
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Improper, wrong or over medication
  • Bed sores
  • Lack of supervision (allowing residents to wander away from the facility)
  • Physical abuse or unexplained injury
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Theft of money and personal property
  • Unexpected or wrongful death
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Untrained staff
  • Insufficient staff
  • Over-sedation
  • Abandonment
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Sexual assault

Dependent adults depend on nursing homes to provide most if not all of their daily care, which includes food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, social and physical stimulation, as well as regularly being turned in their beds. When nursing homes fail, or refuse, to meet their obligations, the results are often catastrophic.

Our elderly is our greatest generation. They deserve care and dignity, not abuse and neglect. When you suspect that a loved one is not being treated with the dignity they deserve, contact Fonvielle Lewis Messer & McConnaughhay. Let one of our trained experts review the situation. We can help.