The Health Consequences of Poor Hygiene
Hygiene is essential for a healthy life and residents of nursing homes have a right to a clean living space and body. It is the responsibility of nursing home staff to maintain hygienic standards in the facility and to assist residents in keeping their bodies clean. Failure to do so can result in serious and even deadly consequences for nursing home residents.
Poor hygiene can lead to body odor and bad breath, but these are far from the largest concerns. Improper sanitation can result in:
- The spread of infectious disease
- Pressure ulcers
- Increased risks for heart disease and hypertension
- Infection and gangrene
Some of the consequences of poor hygiene are uncomfortable and irritating. Others can result in a painful and untimely death. When hygienic standards are not being kept by staff and management, any suffering faced by nursing home residents is grounds for swift and aggressive legal action.
The Arizona nursing home negligence attorneys at Cullan & Cullan are here to help victims of mistreatment get justice. We are prepared to work swiftly on your case and fight tooth and nail for your rights to ensure justice is served.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect in Arizona, please contact Cullan & Cullan today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.