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Let Our Family Protect Yours From Nursing Home Negligence

Placing an elderly parent or loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. You realize that they require more care than you can provide and trust the nursing home staff to step in. Unfortunately, many facilities are not providing the standard of care that your loved one needs and deserves. Nursing home neglect is a serious problem across Indiana – a serious problem that our attorneys are ready to tackle head-on.

At Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates, we are family. When you work with us, we treat you as we would treat one of our own. Let us fight for your loved one if they are suffering from nursing home neglect. We want to help you find justice and protect their well-being.

Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect can harm your loved one physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn how to recognize signs that they may be suffering so you can address the neglect as soon as possible. Common signs of neglect include:

  • Changes in weight
  • Unexplained falls or injuries
  • Loss of interest in normal activities
  • Personality changes
  • Lack of communication
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Use of new, unexpected medications
  • Sedation
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Wandering
  • Frequent illness
  • Unexpected death

If you notice any of the above symptoms of neglect, it may be time for further investigation. You can contact several outside parties for assistance, including Indiana’s ombudsman, the Indiana State Department of Health or an experienced personal injury attorney.

Did You Lose A Loved One Due To Negligence?

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted all Americans. However, elderly persons have disproportionately suffered throughout the pandemic. Nursing home residents have been some of the hardest hit.

If your loved one lost their life due to the nursing home facility’s negligence, we will advocate on your behalf with a wrongful death claim. Negligence can take many forms, but may include:

  • Allowing visitors to enter the nursing home after the pandemic was underway
  • Failing to use or provide proper protective equipment such as gloves or masks
  • Neglecting to thoroughly clean nursing home facilities
  • Allowing residents to freely move about if they should have been in isolation
  • Failing to test and treat sick residents for the coronavirus

Let Us Help You During This Difficult Time

Nursing homes must be held accountable for substandard care. This protects your loved one and others in the facility who cannot advocate for themselves.

If you believe that your loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect or abuse, call Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates at 219-841-5689 to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also contact our Portage and Valparaiso offices online. If you cannot travel to our office, we can visit your home or hospital bed. Our goal is to make this process as easy on you as possible.