Nutritional Neglect in Baltimore Nursing Homes
Is Your Loved One Suffering Malnutrition or Dehydration in a Nursing Home in Maryland?
Choosing to bring an elderly loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision for any family. When making such a decision, it is often done in the hope that the nursing home staff will be able to maintain the best care to the older people in our lives, such as around-the-clock attention and the administration of necessary medication.
Providing proper nutrition is an essential element of sustaining the health of patients. Under the complete care of a nursing home, the caretakers are responsible for supplying all meals to people under their care. Many individuals in nursing homes have medical concerns that require a nutritional plan tailored to their specific needs.
But in some nursing homes, the staff may not be properly trained on providing nutrition to the individuals under their care, or they may be otherwise negligent in supplying food. A lack of proper nutritional care can be detrimental to the health of elderly people.
If you believe a member of your family is not receiving the nutrition they need in a nursing home, contact the Baltimore nursing home neglect lawyers at Brown & Barron, LLC to schedule a free consultation. Call us 24/7 at (410) 698-1717 or use our message form to get in touch with our team.
Signs of Malnourishment and Dehydration in Nursing Homes
Inadequate nutrition leads malnutrition and/or dehydration, which can exacerbate any existing health issues.
An elderly person who is not being properly fed in a nursing home may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Mouth sores and thrush
- Weight loss
- Muscle weakness
- Red eyes
- Vision problems
- Irritability and other emotional effects
Helping a Victim of Nutritional Neglect
Learning that a loved one has been subjected to nutritional neglect is extremely upsetting. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys in Baltimore are available to support your family during this difficult time. We can provide answers and legal advice specific to your situation. We want to help your family recover and hold negligent nursing home staff accountable.
In addition to contacting the Brown & Barron, LLC team, be sure to remove the malnourished elderly person from the abusive nursing home and seek medical care to address any ailments. Our lawyers will help your family recover damages that were incurred as a result of nutritional negligence.
Contact us online or call (410) 698-1717 to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
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