What Are Some Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect?

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Discovering The Unthinkable

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult enough. But if you find out that nursing home has been subjecting your family member to physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse, the sense of betrayal can be jarring. At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our Doylestown firm is committed to securing justice for these unconscionable acts.

What To Look For

There are many kinds of abuse that can occur in a nursing home setting, so it’s important to be alert for a range of red flags in your loved one. The following can indicate physical abuse or neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Fractures
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Weight loss
  • Unexplained sexually transmitted disease

Similarly, the signs of emotional abuse can manifest as:

  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Behavioral changes
  • Fearful demeanor around certain caregivers

In cases of financial abuse, you may notice:

  • Confusion about financial expenditures
  • Inability to pay bills

Your loved one is in a nursing home to receive care. Abuse is the opposite of care. It’s not right and if your family is going through this, you deserve justice and compensation.

Call A Lawyer Now

Don’t let your loved one suffer through more abuse at the hands of so-called caregivers. Schedule your free initial consultation with our firm to discuss your options. You can reach us at 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll free, or contact us online to stand up to the abuse.