While the ideal situation for older New York residents would be to remain in their home, this is not always possible due to their health and financial situation. In such a case, the only option may be to put a loved one in a nursing home and it is important to be aware of any signs of nursing home neglect or abuse. These signs can be bed sores, dehydration, cleanliness, or even malnutrition problems.
Several studies have been conducted to analyze the treatment that older Americans receive in nursing homes and these studies have led to a list of concerns that families should have. One of these concerns is the use of psychoactive medications on patients; a study revealed that many residents receive these types of drugs as a form of discipline. Another concern is physical restraints, which are only legally allowed in situations where the patient’s medical condition or treatment calls for it.