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Having a loved one in a nursing home is an extremely difficult and often heart-wrenching situation. You hope, and should expect, that your loved one will receive exceptional care and treatment and this is often the case. However, family and friends do encounter situations in which they feel the patient is being neglected, mistreated or even abused. The question becomes, should I report it? The answer is: YES.
If you are concerned with the treatment someone is receiving at a nursing home, follow your gut instinct. Often, families and friends are the first to notice signs of neglect and abuse. This may be especially true if your loved one is unable to communicate the situation to you. Often, abuse goes unreported because families are unable to substantiate their fears because their loved one is suffering from a cognitive decline such as Dementia/Alzheimer’s. If you fear abuse and/or neglect, you should take action regardless of your loved one’s ability to confirm your fears. read more
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