Do You Know The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse?

Sadly, cases involving Georgia nursing home and abuse incidents are very common. Some family members identify mistreatment and take requisite action to help their loved ones. Others may not necessarily notice the warning signs of mistreatment or abuse.

Top 8 Warning Signs Your Loved One Is In Danger

If you or a family member has noticed the following, it's time to take action and reach out to a trusted advocate:

  1. Poor hygiene and cleanliness
  2. Unusual or sudden changes in your loved one's behavior
  3. Unexplained injuries, wounds or bruises
  4. Sudden weight loss or gain
  5. Signs of dehydration or malnutrition
  6. Bed sores, ulcers or open wounds
  7. Fear of staff members or other residents
  8. Unsanitary conditions within the nursing home

Legal Rights Of Nursing Home Residents In Georgia

Regardless of the incidents, do not be afraid to take action. Your loved one has rights that include, but are not limited to:

  • High quality of care free from gender, race, national orientation, disability, age, marital status and sexual orientation discrimination
  • Possessions, including the right to own personal property
  • Religious freedom, including the right to practice his or her own religion
  • Communication, including the right to have access to a telephone
  • Financial freedom, including the right to manage her or his own financial affairs
  • Make health care decisions such as the right to refuse and receive medical and dental treatment and have access to medical records
  • Transfer, including the right to transfer to a different facility

Nursing home residents are entitled to enforce these rights without retribution, harassment, or retaliation.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

If you suspect your loved one in a Georgia Nursing Home or Extended Care Facility is in peril, our lawyers at Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, in Atlanta, Georgia work within the Entire State of Georgia can help seek justice and compensation. Please kindly contact us as soon as practical by phone at 770-865-8654 or 800-419-0860; by email at [email protected]; or on our contact page on our website.

We understand the legal rights of Nursing Home Residents under both State and Federal Law in thorough detail. We know Georgia Law and the Remedies available to pursue when any of these rights have been violated.

Our clients are our top priority. We will offer guidance for you and your loved one every step of the way.

Contact Us Today: 770-865-8654 Or 800-419-0860

Call our office today to discuss your particular situation for a free, no-obligation legal consultation with one of our lawyers to talk about your particular situation and how we can help. Free consultations provided.

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