Poor Oral Hygiene in Assisted Living Centers
In most cases, individuals with physical or mental disabilities often require much more assistance than other individuals while living in assisted living centers. This assistance could include toileting, bathing, eating and oral hygiene. If assistance with oral hygiene is not provided, it could lead to many diseases resulting from poor oral hygiene. Oral hygiene includes assistance with brushing teeth. The potential complications that can occur include tooth loss and nerve damage in the teeth as well as many dangerous disorders such as heart disease and strokes.
There are many diseases that can arise as a result of poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can result in many diseases, including some that can be potentially fatal. As with any disease, the severity of these diseases could potentially have a detrimental effect to the quality of life of an individual who contracts these diseases. In an elderly individual, the potential for this to happen increases dramatically as a result of their immune systems being weakened due to their advanced age.
Diseases Resulting from Poor Oral Hygiene
- Oral Cancer
- Gum Disease
- Tooth Loss
- Heart Disease
These diseases could potentially be life threatening, especially for elderly individuals. There are ways you can assure that your loved ones are receiving the highest level of care and assistance they possibly can in an assisted living center. If your loved one begins showing signs of poor oral hygiene, speak with someone at the facility or speak with an Arizona Nursing Home Attorney. An attorney can assist you in the legal matters and ensure that you are given proper compensation for any damages that may occur.
Your loved ones should never be put at risk for any types of diseases while in the care of an Arizona assisted living center. By visiting the facility and ensuring that they receive the assistance they need for their personal hygiene, you can prevent your loved ones from being placed in a situation where their quality of life could potentially be diminished. You and your family have rights while your loved ones are in an Arizona assisted living center and it is the facility’s responsibility to ensure those rights and proper requirements are met.
Contact An Arizona Nursing Home Attorney
Your loved ones should never be put in a situation where they are at risk for disease due to poor oral hygiene. If your loved ones have suffered a lower quality of life due to negligence on the part of an assisted living center in Arizona, you and your family can get compensation for the emotional and/or physical damages that have occurred. You can contact an Arizona Nursing Home Attorney who can assist you in these legal matters. The facility should be held accountable for their lack of assistance and for not taking proper care of your loved ones. If you would like more information or if you would like to speak to an attorney, contact us. Email, or call for a free and confidential consultation.