Those doing their best to care for aging loved ones in Wyoming nursing home facilities may be shocked to learn of a reported ongoing problem patient advocates have brought to public attention. Most people know that nursing home negligence exists; however, new information suggests a surprising number of abuse incidents are never reported to police. Given the high number of injuries that send victims to emergency rooms each year, the lack of awareness police often have regarding such incidents makes one wonder why many people are not coming forward to report abuse.
It can be absolutely devastating to witness a loved one suffer from a serious brain injury. Many such injuries are caused by automobile accidents, military combat and medical mishaps, such as nursing home negligence or surgical errors. What may be important to most Wyoming families whose loved ones have suffered brain injuries is understanding the recovery process and obtaining justice if negligence is involved.
When people hear the term nursing home neglect, things such as bed sores, medication errors, falls and even elopement-related trauma likely come to mind. While these are all accurate depictions of this phenomenon, it's important to understand that it can also take more subtle forms.