In some cases, discrimination is not physical, so it can be hard to recognize this type of abuse. If you feel that a nursing home staff member discriminated against your loved one, you should seek help as soon as possible. Watch out for these common forms of this issue, as well as these warning signs that your loved one faces discrimination in the nursing home. For more assistance, please contact a lawyer.
- Refusing to accept someone as a resident due to race, gender, religion, etc.
- Unfair treatment/special treatment for others.
- Receiving the worst room in the home based on gender, race, religion, etc.
- Having to wait for treatment, food, etc. based on gender, disability, race, etc.
- Exclusion from certain activities.
- Hate Crimes.
- Low response time for your parent.
- Noticing that some staff members are prejudiced against certain groups.
- Poor preventative care for your parent.
- Noticing prejudice against you when you visit your parent.
- Depression or insecurity in your parent.
- Special treatment for some residents.
- Noticing that your parent does not have access to the resources that other residents have.
- History of this issue in the nursing home.
Catching discrimination in a nursing home can be a challenge. For more details of signs of discrimination, check out this page.