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Hollywood Inadequate Physical Hygiene

In assisted living facilities and in nursing homes, residents often need help with basic physical hygiene tasks such as brushing their teeth, showering, changing their clothing, and so forth. It is expected that staff will help with these tasks. Failure to do so can lead to bed sores, infections, and other issues that can severely affect a patient's quality of life and even their health.

In many cases, inadequate physical hygiene is the first sign of elder abuse or negligence in Hollywood nursing home facilities and assisted-living facilities. If you have an elderly loved one who is in care and you have noticed signs of poor physical hygiene, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to review your legal options. Your initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation.

What are the Signs of Inadequate Physical Hygiene?

If you visit an elderly loved one in a Hollywood nursing home or assisted living facility, you may see signs of nursing home negligence or abuse. One of the first signs of this can be inadequate physical hygiene. Inadequate physical hygiene can include signed such as:

  • An odor
  • Signs of bed bugs, lice, or other infestations
  • Poor hygiene in the resident’s room, including soiled sheets, trash on the floor, and other debris
  • Unchanged bed linens or towels
  • Unkempt hair or clothing
  • Bad breath, yellow teeth, or other signs of unrushed teeth
  • Soiled clothing
  • Nails that have been untrimmed and unwashed
  • Dirt on the skin or other signs of lack of bathing
  • Bed sores

These types of symptoms are unacceptable. Poor physical hygiene can lead to bed sores, infection, head lice, bed bugs, and other conditions which can affect an elderly resident’s health. Poor hygiene can be is considered a sign of nursing home negligence and abuse in Hollywood and in every community.

What Should You do if You see Signs of Poor Hygiene and Other Signs of Neglect or Abuse?

If you see signs of abuse and negligence in a nursing home or elder care facility, speak with the staff in charge in order to get answers about why a resident does not seem to be getting the standard of care that is expected. If you cannot get adequate answers and if the situation does not change, contact the licensing body in charge of the facility. If the elderly loved one seems to be in immediate danger, consider removing the patient from the facility.

Another option is to contact a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community in order to review your legal options. There may be options for you to pursue compensation or legal claim so that you have the money and resources to place your loved one in a better nursing home or care facility.

It can be devastating to see an elderly loved one suffering due to negligence or neglect. If you're in this situation, you do not have to go through it alone. Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to find out what can be done in your situation. You may be able to file a legal claim and there may be other legal options available to you. Flaxman Law Group attorneys will be pleased to review your case and your options with you in a free, no obligation consultation.

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