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Elderly Malnutrition

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Virginia

Qualified care providers in nursing homes give our loved ones the specialized attention to health and nutrition they need in their old age. Sadly, some people who are employed by nursing homes are not capable of providing that level of committed care. Staff and management who fail to provide nutritious meals for patients subject them to the severe health effects of malnutrition — these negligent individuals could be required to pay damages to your family.

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Signs of Malnutrition

The symptoms of malnutrition in an elderly person can manifest as physical or mental signs. A lack of proper nutrition can severely disrupt cognitive function and emotional wellness in addition to the bodily effects.

If you observe any of the following symptoms in a nursing home patient, it could be a sign of malnutrition:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Sores of the mouth and thrush
  • Vision problems
  • Confusion
  • Unusual irritability and other behavioral changes
  • Skin conditions

What to Do if You Believe Your Loved One is not Receiving the Proper Care

Any instances of nursing home abuse and/or neglect require immediate action to ensure your loved one is safe. If you suspect that your family member is not being fed properly or is being otherwise neglected in a nursing home facility, the first thing you should do is make sure they are transported to a safe place and receive the necessary medical care.

Once your loved one is safe, begin gathering any evidence you have of the abuse and contact our Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers. We dedicate our practice to protecting the rights of injury victims throughout the state of Virginia and recovering the benefits they need.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your case. Call us 24/7 at (540) 318-7360 or schedule a free consultation through the form on our website.