Unsanitary Conditions/Poor Hygiene

Unsanitary conditions in nursing homes put residents at an increased risk for bedsores, infections and other health problems. Failure to provide for safe housing, clothing and hygiene is regarded as elder neglect under state and federal laws.

When staff members fail to keep the facility clean and ensure proper hygiene for residents, infections can spread throughout the entire nursing home population or create terrible living conditions. Problems that may result from unsanitary living conditions in a nursing home include:

  • Mold
  • Fleas
  • Lice
  • Rodents
  • Insect infestations
  • Foodborne illnesses
  • Infections

If you notice a strong odor of urine, feces or body odor when you visit a nursing home, this may be a sign that the residents are being forced to live in unsanitary conditions. If you have addressed concerns regarding unsanitary conditions with the nursing home administrators and no action has been taken, it is time to contact an experienced nursing home neglect law firm such as Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty.

Delaware Nursing Home Attorneys

At the law firm of Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, we have successfully represented clients who have had their elderly family members abused and mistreated at nursing home facilities throughout Delaware. We have recovered compensation for victims of nursing home neglect, including unsanitary conditions, as well as malnutrition, sexual assault and various other forms of mistreatment.

Our lawyers have extensive experience investigating all evidence of negligent maintenance and disregard for safety. We aggressively represent clients in settlement negotiation and do not settle for less than our clients deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to go to trial.

Contact us if you are concerned about health violations or unsanitary conditions/poor hygiene at a nursing home where your loved one lives. We can answer your questions, review the facts of your case, and recommend the best course of action during a free, no-obligation consultation.

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