There is one thing that you never expected to see after just a few weeks away from the nursing home. When you walked into your mother’s room, she looked frail. When you got closer, you realized how poorly her clothing fit. What happened? Why, in the few weeks you were away, did she lose so much weight?
One major issue in nursing homes is the risk of malnutrition among residents. If they are immobile or struggle with mobility, they may have trouble getting food when they need it. If they refuse to eat certain foods, they could be deficient in important vitamins and nutrients.
It is the job of the nursing home to make sure that your mother is eating and getting the right nutrition. When you spoke with her, she said that she sometimes misses meals because she’s not hungry at the time or because no one comes to get her. You were livid about that because you left your mother in this facility’s care believing that they’d make sure she ate or had access to food, even if she wasn’t hungry during the regular meal time.
Needless to say, you’ve taken her out of the nursing home, and she’s doing much better today. You still want the nursing home to be held accountable for what they’ve done. It may be a good idea to discuss the situation with your attorney because neglect or nursing home abuse may have played a role in your mother’s poor health. It was fortunate that you returned when you did, and you do deserve answers.