One of the most devastating and frustrating issues to plague our country is nursing home abuse. The mistreatment of dependent elders occurs far too much in America, with a reported one and three nursing homes found to have instances of elderly abuse. From physical abuse and neglect to sexual assault, elderly residents can suffer from a range of serious violations.
Residents may deal with emotional, physical, and even financial damages due to such mistreatment. If you believe your elderly loved one has been abused in the very place you trusted them to receive compassionate care, do not hesitate to reach out for counsel you can trust during this time.
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Look Out for Signs of Elder Abuse During Your Visits
When you visit your elderly loved on in a nursing home, you only have a small window of time to determine if they are suffering some type of abuse or neglect. In many cases, the neglect or abuse may not be obvious until you have seen the same signs or symptoms on several visits. The sooner you identify potential abuse and report it, the better it will be for your loved one, which is why you need to ensure you are always on your guard for such instances.
Common Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect
Identifying the signs of abuse or neglect can be challenging, but it is important that you are aware of what your elderly loved one may be enduring. From financial abuse to medical neglect, these issues can cause serious damages and suffering for your loved one. Make sure you reach out to a Charleston personal injury lawyer from PHSW as soon as possible. We can investigate your loved one’s situation and help you restore justice.
- Keep an eye out for the following common signs of abuse / neglect:
- Excessive apprehension around certain caretakers or nurses
- Extreme weight loss or change in health
- Bruises, cuts, burns, or any type of abrasion
- Bed sores or infections
- Injuries caused by falls
- Unexplained changes in medication
- Questionable financial decisions or loss of savings
- Depressed or withdrawn behavior
- Dehydration or malnutrition