What should you do if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect involving a loved one? This can be a heart wrenching situation. You and your loved ones have the right to expect the best possible care from a nursing facility but that’s not always the case. An abuse can take many different forms. It can be simple neglect of personal care, medication errors, malnourishment, and even physical abuse, so if you suspect abuse and neglect, what should you do? First of all, contact the nursing home administration, or the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. They have a website. They have local offices state wide. If you don’t get the necessary action that you expect then you need to talk to a lawyer.