Texas Elder Neglect Lawyer
One of the most difficult decisions we will face is how to care for aging parents and grandparents. When the time comes for them to enter a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is gut-wrenching. Feelings of guilt may be accompanied by fears of whether the facility is safe and whether it is properly caring for your mom, dad, grandfather, or grandmother.
Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities are fine places with compassionate staff. Some, however, focus too much on making a profit and not enough on patient care.
If you suspect abuse or neglect it is important that you document your findings with notes and photographs. You should also be aware of the possible signs of abuse or neglect including:
- Unexplained bumps and bruises
- Changes in personality and mood
- Changes in eating habits
- Signs of social withdrawal
- Signs of fear \when staff are nearby
- Verbal complaints about the care or the staff