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How Nursing Home Negligence Affects Your Loved One’s Mental Illness

Mental illness is a challenge to manage at any age. However, doing so when a loved one is living in a nursing home can be even more difficult, especially if you live far away and can only visit periodically. Therefore, when nursing home negligence occurs, it can exacerbate the symptoms of mental illness and cause someone already struggling to decompensate mentally over a short period. Knowing the signs of negligence in this situation is essential. Dalli & Marino has stepped in to help numerous families dealing with this issue to get their loved ones the care they need to help them regain mental stability. 

As a top New York nursing home abuse lawyer, we are well-versed in the signs of negligence and the necessary steps to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions. While it is essential in all cases, it is especially so in situations where residents are already dealing with mental illness and may not be able to advocate for themselves amid negligent care effectively. 

Nursing Home Negligence Significantly Worsens Mental Illness among Residents

Nursing home negligence can significantly worsen mental illness in several ways. The first is that the impacts of negligence can increase feelings of isolation, worthlessness, and hopelessness among nursing home residents. This may further exacerbate an existing mental illness. If the staff is failing to perform proper hygiene or personal care duties, or the resident is missing meal or group activity times, they may begin to deteriorate quickly. If the staff does not adhere to medical instructions in the resident’s chart or engages in improper care techniques, this can worsen mental symptoms. 

Negligence may also mean that the individual in question will likely not receive the resources necessary to effectively manage their mental illness. Staff may not be adhering to medication schedules or getting the individual to scheduled therapy sessions. If the staff does not take the time to properly manage the resident’s mental illness, their symptoms may worsen. This can, in turn, make them become harder to manage, through no fault of their own. 

A Reputable New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help

If you suspect that your loved one’s mental illness is worsening because of nursing home negligence, contact an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. The team at Dalli & Marino has held many New York nursing homes accountable for the negligent care of residents in need of more intensive care due to a mental illnesses. 

Mental illness is one of the common reasons that older individuals move into nursing homes, as their illness may prevent them from being able to safely and effectively care for themselves at home. Nursing homes have a responsibility to uphold tenets of care for nursing home residents, and when they fail to do that, you need legal representation that will put your interests in the case first. 

Schedule a Free Consultation to Get Help with New York Nursing Home Abuse

If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected in their nursing home environment, leading to worsening mental illness symptoms, reach out to the team at Dalli & Marino right away. We will help you get the immediate help necessary to ensure the safety of your loved ones and then take action to hold the nursing home accountable. We will act as an aggressive advocate for you and your family members and contend with the nursing home staff and administration so that you don’t have to do so. Nursing home negligence is a serious issue and must be dealt with immediately to avoid dire consequences for your loved one and other residents. 

Act now by reaching out to a member of our staff via phone at (888) 465-8790 to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us online to learn more. Se Habla Español. 


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