Residents of nursing homes have a right to be kept clean and healthy at all times. This not only includes their surroundings but their person – and when nursing home staff failed to assist in daily hygiene or to maintain clean surroundings, they must be held accountable for their negligence.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from lack of hygienic care or any other form of nursing home neglect, please contact Cullan & Cullan online or by calling (602) 786-8860 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Arizona nursing home attorneys.
Causes of Hygiene Negligence
As with all types of nursing home neglect, there can be a number of causes of hygiene negligence. Improperly trained staff, lack of managerial oversight, and inadequately staffed facilities can certainly play a role. Tragically, so too can general lack of compassion on part of those charged with caring for the elderly.
However, the cause of hygiene negligence is irrelevant. When a resident in a nursing home is not properly cared for, swift action must be taken to ensure justice is served. The Arizona nursing home neglect attorneys at Cullan & Cullan are prepared to investigate the causes of hygiene negligence, identify the liable parties, and help ensure justice is served.
Impact of Negligent Hygiene
The impact of poor hygiene is often serious and can even be deadly. Risks associated with hygiene negligence include:
- Bedsores/pressure ulcers
- Rashes and other uncomfortable skin conditions
- Infectious diseases
Things such as common colds and influenza may seem minor to those with healthy immune systems, but to nursing home residents these things can be deadly. Nothing allows for the swift spreading of these illnesses faster than poor hygiene, placing all residents in improperly maintained facilities at incredible risk.
If you notice poor hygiene either individually or site-wide while visiting a nursing home, the experienced attorneys at our firm are ready to take swift action to protect your loved one and help see proper care is restored.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Arizona nursing home neglect attorneys, please contact us today. We serve victims of negligence in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and throughout Arizona.