Neglect and acts of omission
Can include not being given the correct medication or care, not allowed to see a doctor or other health professional, or restricting access to educational services, appropriate medication, food or heating.
Signs of neglect
- Person is found alone at home or in a care setting in a situation of serious risk
- Unexplained or sudden deterioration in health e.g., weight loss, infections or pressure sores
- Rushing a person with eating their meal or not cutting up their food so that they can easily eat it
- Failure to give the correct dose of medication and at the right time
- Undue delay in getting medical care for illness or injury
- Deprived of adequate food or heating, resulting in avoidable weight loss or hypothermia.