It’s never a happy time in anyone’s life when they realize it’s time to find a nursing home or assisted-living facility for their parent or loved one. There is so much emotion involved with the decision, and then the guilt that they won’t get the best care when in a facility.
But sometimes, there’s just no other choice, especially when the medical needs of the loved one can exceed the capabilities of the family caregiver. But that doesn’t make the decision any easier, and it still leaves the need to find and choose an appropriate facility.
Recently, inspectors from the California Department of Justice performed surprise inspections in 14 nursing homes across California. The results were grim. With the violations that the inspectors saw, including peeling wallpaper, there’s no doubt that there was mold in many of these derelict facilities. If they can’t even take care of their patients, why on earth would you assume that they are taking care of the building they house their patients in?
If you’ve noticed that your family member or loved one has had the symptoms of mold sickness, as shown below, you should insist that the building be inspected for mold. If you suspect that mold is already in the building—if you’ve noticed signs in the bathrooms or ceilings or if they’ve recently had flooding, then you should insist that the facility owners or administrators call a licensed mold remediation team immediately.
Common symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Itching Skin
- Redness and skin irritation
- Watery Eyes
- Itching Eyes
Advanced symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Constant Headaches
- Nose Bleeds
- Feelings of Constant Fatigue
- Breathing Disorders
- Coughing up Blood or Black looking Debris
- Loss of Appetite
- Weight Loss
- Hair loss
- Skin Rashes
- Open Sores on the Skin
- Memory Loss “Short Term”
- Neurological & Nervous Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Swollen Glands in the Neck Area and under the Armpit
- Sudden Asthma Attacks or Breathing Disorders
- Ear Infections and Pain
- Chronic Sinus Infections
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pain in the Joints and Muscles
Of course, some of these symptoms can be attributed to the advanced age of the patients, for sure, but there are several which are sure signs of mold exposure. Don’t let their health suffer further! Our trained professionals operate 24/7 in the Inland Empire area and can respond to existing mold problems and emergency flooding situations for immediate quarantine and clean-up. (877) 732-8471