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Poor Hygiene in Las Vegas Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in many forms. Typically, one of the first signs that a facility is not taking care of its patients is poor hygiene.

Poor hygiene can come in many forms and depending on your loved one’s condition, ailments, and care requirements, they will differ for each patient.

Proper hygiene requires more than the care of the patient, but also the staff who is caring for the nursing home residents. Infection control in an already vulnerable environment like a nursing home or hospital is paramount to the patients’ health, which means cleanliness begins with the staff. Handwashing, sterile gloves, and clean conditions are the cornerstone of your loved one’s health.

Is your loved one’s nursing home facility providing a clean environment to keep them safe?

Evidence of Poor Hygiene in Las Vegas Nursing Home Environments

When you visit a loved one or friend in a nursing home, you should notice how well the patients’ and caregivers’ hygiene is observed. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals or clinics are natural environments for the transmission of germs and sickness. Containing these potentially deadly outbreaks can save lives – especially where the elderly are concerned.

When poor hygiene is a factor anywhere inside these delicate residences or care facilities, our elderly community is getting sick. The medical term to describe hospital-acquired infections is nosocomial. Unfortunately, some never recover from these infections, and the families are left overwhelmed by a loss that could have been prevented.

Common evidence of an unclean environment and patient neglect can include:

  • Residents whose personal hygiene is neglected and who are left unbathed in dirty clothes
  • Dirty sheets or blankets
  • Patients who wear diapers or are incontinent and are not cleaned regularly
  • Bathrooms and showers that are not cleaned often
  • Unclean food preparation and serving areas
  • Dirty counters, tabletops, and chairs
  • Improper disposal of medical and biological waste
  • Dirty elevators
  • Unclean closets

When visiting a loved one in a Las Vegas nursing home, look for signs of negligence in their rooms, throughout the facility, and on their person. If you discover an unclean environment, or if your loved one is showing signs of being unkempt, contact our Nevada nursing home neglect attorneys today to discuss your findings and learn how we can help.

Poor Hygiene Is a Form of Nursing Home Neglect

If your loved one is in a nursing home where good hygiene is not observed, and if she or he has developed a stubborn infection or serious infectious illness, consult our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers today to ensure your and their rights are protected going forward.

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we represent elderly patients and their families in nursing home abuse cases throughout Nevada, including those involving poor hygiene. To find out how we can help you, please contact our law office today at (702) 505-8115.

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