Signs Your Loved One May Be a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse
You’ve placed your loved one under the watch and care of nursing home staff and attendants in hopes that they will receive the best care possible. Although many senior care facilities provide their residents with excellent care and medical treatment, countless others have been reported for nursing home abuse and neglect.
Nursing homes are often understaffed, and those staff members are overworked and cannot be in multiple places at once. Because of this, nursing home neglect and abuse can occur.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
In order to make sure your elder loved one is receiving the best possible care, you need to be aware of the physical and emotional signs of nursing home abuse or neglect so that you can take immediate action if you recognize any of them. These warning signs include:
Physical Signs of Elderly Abuse or Neglect
• Bruises, cuts or welts
• Broken bones
• Bed sores
• Soiled bedding or the smell of urine or fecal matter
• Poor personal hygiene (unwashed hair or clothes)
• Loss of hair
• Weight loss
• Illness or infection
Emotional Signs of Elderly Abuse or Neglect
• Emotional withdrawal
• Fear of being touched
• Fear of loud noises
If you recognize any of these signs, it is important that you have a medical professional examine your loved one, and that you contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney for help and guidance on next steps.
Contact the Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect or abuse, contact the lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience with injury cases and work hard to stand for the rights of those who cannot stand up for themselves.