Be alert for signs of abuse/neglect, such as if your loved one 

  • withdraws from family or friends.
  • doesn’t respond to questions about theircare.
  • expresses fear of nursing home staff.
  • exhibits drastic behavioral changes.
  • displays unexplained weight loss, poor personal hygiene, or other changes in physical appearance.

In addition, if the nursing home restricts your access to speak with your loved one or won’t permit private conversations, consider it a potential red  flag. 

In September, the CMS issued guidelines for indoor visits if protocols are followed and certain criteria are met, having recognized the emotional and mental-health toll of resident isolation. However, not all states or regions will be able to meet the criteria, which means visitations will continue to be hindered.

Protect Your Loved Ones With Help From Protect Services And A Nursing Home Attorney

COVID-19 has made life difficult on many fronts. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse/neglect, report it to state protective services and contact our office to protect their rights or call us at (404) 474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.