Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. Each form of nursing home abuse displays unique warning signs.
Get informed on the warning signs for each type of abuse so you know what to look out for the next time you visit your elderly relative in their nursing home.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
It’s in your best interest to understand and recognize the warning signs of nursing home abuse so you can hold perpetrators accountable for their actions:
Physical abuse: This form of abuse involves any intentional harm caused to a senior through hitting, slapping, pushing, or shaking. The warning signs of physical abuse include unexplained bruises or lacerations and broken eyeglasses.
Emotional abuse: This form of abuse involves threatening, humiliating, or intimidating the elderly person. The warning signs of emotional abuse include sudden changes in emotional behavior, including withdrawal, depression, anger, and more.
Sexual abuse: This form of abuse involves unwanted sexual comments or contact with an elderly person. The warning signs of sexual abuse include unexplained STDs or torn underwear.
Financial abuse: This form of abuse involves taking cash or financial assets from the elderly person without their knowledge or consent. The warning signs of financial abuse include large withdrawals from the elderly person’s financial situation, missing items from their room, and more.
If you suspect your elderly relative has suffered from abuse in their nursing home, our personal injury attorneys are here to help. At Garcia & Artigliere, we specialize in defending the rights of seniors who have experienced abuse or neglect. We have helped countless families going through this situation, and we’re prepared to fight for you, too.
Contact us today at (800) 328-2630 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.