Behavior Problems in the Nursing Home
Many long term care and nursing home facility residents display various behavior problems. Many of the problems are caused by the resident's inability to communicate in any other manner. For instance, they might hit, bite or scream to get attention or to show displeasure. One common behavior problem is a resident's refusal to cooperate with medical treatment. They may threaten those who try to administer health care services or become physically abusive.
Occasionally, poor behavior is exhibited in order produce a certain result. For example, if a resident notices that staff members hug her when she cries, then she may cry frequently.
Behavior problems are among the most difficult for staff and family members to manage, but they can be managed. Many of these problems must be managed because they endanger the health and welfare of the resident and others in the facility. Because every resident reacts to his or her surroundings in different ways, each resident will handle negative feelings in unique ways. Behavior that is dangerous, disruptive, hostile or inappropriate should be taken seriously. Dramatic changes in behavior should be examined.
Signs that a loved one in a nursing home could be in trouble include behavior problems, changes in physical conditions, malnutrition, and immobility to name a few. If a loved is in a nursing home and you feel that have been abused or neglected, please contact Garrett Law Office immediately to discuss your legal rights and options regarding your loved one.
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