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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse | Physical Injury | Verbal Abuse

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse | Physical Injury | Verbal Abuse Nursing home abuse is a growing concern. In many instances nursing home patients are not able to cogently warn family members, or are placed in fear of retribution by nursing home staff. Family members with loved ones should be aware of signs of abuse, neglect, injury, or fraud perpetrated by nursing home staff. Some of the most common and detectable sings of negligent and unlawful activity against the elderly in nursing homes is provided below.

Common Sings of Physical Abuse in Elderly Care Facilities and Nursing Homes

Common indicators of physical abuse are as follows
  • Unexplained cuts, lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Black and blue marks on the body
  • Repeated injury to the same part of the body
  • Unnecessary sedation of a nursing home patient
  • Sexual molestation inappropriate sexual activity
Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
  • Bed Sores
  • Foul smell
  • Unsanitary conditions on restrooms
  • Bed Infestation – bed Bug Bites
  •  Poor skin conditions including weld and fungal infections
  • Soiled bedding and clothing
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Fleas, lice, and roaches in nursing homes
Sings of Verbal Abuse and Psychological Trauma
  • Anxiety attacks and depression in the nursing home resident
  • Sings of threatening activity, use of threatening language
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Belittling and making fun of
  • Use of Sexual language
  • Failure to respond to residents request
Nursing Home Elder Abuse Lawsuit Legal GuideFailure of staff to allow family members or loved one of resident to enter the nursing home can be another important sing of unlawful activity. If you suspect a family member or a loved one has been a victim or physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect in a nursing home contact our law firm. Legal Assistance: Elder abuse and neglect is a growing issue causing concern in millions of households who have elderly family members in nursing homes and care centers. Acts of abuse and neglect amongst the elderly are expected to double in the next 15 years. If you or  a loved have have suffered abuse or neglect and would like learn more about your legal rights contact our law offices. All consultations regarding matters of nursing home injury or abuse are free of charge. Call toll free (855)385-2529.

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