Lack of Appropriate Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys
As family members grow older, they may need special care from a certified professional. Alzheimer’s and dementia are two conditions that require dedicated, experienced attention by qualified caregivers.
Sadly, a caregiver who appears to be qualified for elder care may not be equipped to assist patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Inappropriate care for these diseases can contribute to harm of elderly patients.
If you are concerned about the care an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient in your life is receiving, please call (410) 698-1717 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Baltimore nursing home abuse & neglect lawyers. Our phone lines are open 24/7.
What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia generally defines a class of conditions in which mental abilities, particularly memory, are severely hindered.
Alzheimer’s is a common cause of dementia in older adults. As the disease progresses, cognitive function increasingly worsens. Alzheimer’s patients can lose their ability to perform tasks, remember details of their life, or recognize loved ones.
What is the Proper Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Due to the degenerative nature of Alzheimer’s disease, patients may require supplemental and even around-the-clock care in order to help with daily activities.
Qualified caregivers should exhibit patience and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the disease and the needs of those affected. In nursing homes, someone should be helping Alzheimer’s patients with the tasks they are unable to complete themselves.
Signs an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Patient Isn’t Receiving Appropriate Care
Inappropriate Alzheimer’s and dementia care will look very similar to typical nursing home neglect. A patient who is not being cared for properly may appear malnourished, sick, and unclean. You may notice their condition worsening, or see signs that they are not receiving necessary medication.
A caregiver who is not providing their Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with appropriate care may act stressed or irritable.
Contact our Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Baltimore
The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult choice. Finding the proper care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially emotionally taxing, and learning that a caregiver has been negligent is devastating.
The Baltimore nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys at Brown & Barron, LLC understand the pain you are experiencing, and are here to support you and your family. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
Send us a message or call (410) 698-1717 for a free initial consultation.