Hygiene is an essential aspect of maintaining good health and well-being, especially for older adults living in nursing homes who are unable to take care of themselves. Neglecting hygiene can lead to a host of health problems, including infections, skin irritation, and even bedsores. It can also lead to emotional and psychological distress for the resident. In a nursing home setting, it is the responsibility of the staff to ensure that residents are clean and well-groomed. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to provide this basic level of care, leading to serious health problems and a loss of dignity for the residents.
When nursing home staff fail to provide basic hygiene care, it can be considered neglect. This includes failing to assist residents with bathing, grooming, and oral care. It can also include failing to keep residents’ clothing and bedding clean. The consequences of neglecting hygiene in nursing homes can be severe. Residents may develop infections, build-up of dirt, sweat and bacteria on the skin causing skin irritation and rashes, bedsores among other complications. These conditions can lead to further health complications and even death. Neglecting hygiene can also lead to emotional and psychological distress for the resident. They may feel embarrassed, ashamed or even humiliated by their appearance.
The failure to provide proper hygiene can also lead to psychological and emotional abuse. Residents may feel neglected, disrespected or even dehumanized by the staff. This can lead to feelings of isolation, depression and a loss of self-worth.
Privacy during treatment and personal care is also a major concern. Residents may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about receiving care in front of others, especially when it comes to intimate personal care such as bathing or using the toilet. Staff should always respect a resident’s privacy and provide care in a discreet and respectful manner.
Your Insurance Attorney understands the importance of hygiene in nursing homes and the severe consequences that can result from neglect. Our team of experienced attorneys has decades of experience handling cases of neglect in nursing homes. We have a proven track record of holding negligent facilities accountable and obtaining fair compensation for our clients.
At Your Insurance Attorney, our experienced attorneys understand the importance of proper hygiene in nursing homes. Nathan P. Carter, Michael A. Mandeville, Brian C. Guppenberger and Joshua A. Machlus are all members of the American Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Leaders Forum, Florida Legal Elite and American Board of trial Advocates. They have been fighting for the rights of nursing home residents for nearly 30 years.
At Your Insurance Attorney, we believe that all nursing home residents deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. If you or a loved one has been subjected to neglect or abuse in a nursing home, we can help. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in these types of cases, including a $850,000 case for a client whose family member was neglected at a nursing home
If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of bedsores or other forms of neglect in a nursing home, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You can reach us at 877-857-5677. It’s important to report any abuse or neglect as soon as possible. You can also report any abuse or neglect to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) hotline at 1-800-962-2873, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) hotline at 1-888-419-3456. These hotlines are available 24/7 and are staffed by trained professionals who can take immediate action to protect your loved one.
If you or a loved one has experienced a lack of dignity violation in a nursing home, contact Your Insurance Attorney for a free consultation. We have the experience and resources to help you hold the responsible parties accountable and seek the compensation you deserve.