Malnutrition in Nursing Homes
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As we age, it may be more difficult for our bodies to maintain nutrition
and optimal health. While in normal circumstances elderly malnutrition
is caused by lack of healthy food or decreased appetite, in nursing homes,
it is a sign of
neglect. Lack of nutrition is a dangerous problem for the elderly and can lead
to numerous other health complications.
Lack of nutrition can lead to:
If you have knowledge that your loved one is suffering from malnutrition
in a nursing home, don't wait to talk to one of our nursing home abuse
lawyers in Washington at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender. We fight to
protect the vulnerable elderly in our community.
Is Your Loved One Malnourished?
Nursing home staff are responsible for providing residents with nutritious
meals and regular checkups to ensure that residents are healthy. Some
residents may also need additional care in the form of nutritional supplements
or a special diet. When nursing care staff fail to monitor the health
of your loved ones or take steps to prevent malnutrition, you may be able
to hold them liable. Learn more about seeking compensation for the harm
your loved one has sustained.
Signs of elder malnutrition in nursing homes can include:
- Rapid, unexplained weight loss
- Wounds that do not heal normally
- Dry skin
- Loss of muscle mass
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It is important that you recognize the signs of malnutrition and take action
immediately. At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we are ready to stand
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