Cleaning is a struggle for most nursing home residents, so it is up to employees to ensure that the facilities in which they work are clean and sanitary at all times. Unsanitary conditions can be deadly for nursing home residents, who are highly susceptible to illness even in the best of conditions. Federal law mandates that all facilities adopt and implement strict infection control programs.
Lack of proper hygiene and sanitation is one of the most identifiable SIGNS OF NEGLECT OR ABUSE. Check your loved one’s room for clean bedding and clothing, as well as sanitary bathrooms. Poor hygiene could be a sign of a staffing problem or outright neglect. Either way, it is imperative that the issue be addressed before your loved one falls victim to illness or infection.