Nursing Home Summaries
Neglect occurs when residents are not properly cared for, resulting in physical harm, illness, or even death. When the standard care is not met by care providers in nursing homes, the resident suffers great physical and mental health problems.
Case focus for medical record review in nursing home negligence:
- Failing to administer medications when needed.
- Not regularly moving seniors with mobility issues, putting them at risk of bedsores.
- Not reporting signs of infections or illnesses.
- Improper care for existing health problems like diabetes or dementia.
- Fail to provide canes, wheelchairs, or walkers to residents with mobility limitations.
- Isolating vulnerable residents.
- Not properly bathing a senior.
- Not changing the clothing or bedding of seniors who soil themselves.
- Providing seniors unsafe food or water.
Warning signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Bruises, lacerations, skin tears, broken bones, and other unexplained injuries.
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers/pressure sores).
- Burns, often accidentally self-inflicted.
- Personal hygiene issues.
- Insomnia/sleep loss.
- Significant personality changes.
- Excessively using restraints (physical or medical) on a resident.
- Giving incorrect or ineffective doses of medication over long spans of time.
- Consequences of nursing home neglect: Bad odor, dirty skin, recurring sicknesses or injuries, weight loss, dehydration, anemia, fatigue, personality changes (like depression, anxiety and fear), loss of trust in others, insomnia or sleep loss, suicidal thoughts or actions.
Nursing Home Matrix:
- This process involves screening large files efficiently in a Excel Spreadsheet format.
- Key Parameter Focus with Medical Chart Confirmation via Hyperlinks.