Caregiver neglect occurs when in-house or nursing home staff caregivers fail to fulfill their professional responsibilities to provide timely and quality care to their patients. Caregiver neglect can be intentional, meaning the caregiver purposely limits necessary care to acquire financial gains or because of a more personal conflict with the patient. It can also be a side effect of scenarios where the caregiver is unable to fulfill their professional responsibilities due to illness, stress, lack of knowledge, or lack of resources to provide the necessary care.
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Signs of Caregiver Neglect
Victims of caregiver neglect include the physically or mentally disabled, or those with demanding care requirements. There are several warning signs that serve to indicate when a patient is being neglected by their caregiver such as the poor condition of a patient’s home; physical indicators like bedsores, dehydration, and malnutrition; and empty medicine bottles or expired prescriptions.
Compensation for Caregiver Neglect
Neglectful caregivers range from family members to contracted in-house caregivers, to nursing home staff. Many times, these caregivers lack the skills, knowledge or motivation necessary to provide adequate care in a timely manner.
Contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP today if you or a loved one have been the victim of caregiver neglect in the Ontario so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to.