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Reporting Nursing Home Abuse

Garcia & Artigliere

an elderly woman looking out of a windowThe abuse or neglect of an elder in a nursing home cannot be tolerated. This is a heinous crime for which perpetrators must be held accountable.

Learn how to identify and report nursing home abuse.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

The vast majority of nursing home abuse crimes go unreported, either due to the elder’s inability to communicate the abuse effectively or due to threats and intimidation by the caretaker.

Knowing how to identify nursing home abuse on your own is a helpful tool in bringing more perpetrators to justice.

The common warning signs of nursing home abuse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Depression or confusion

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Withdrawal

  • Unexplained bruises or cuts

  • Poor personal hygiene

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing abuse in their nursing home, bring it to the attention of the facility’s staff. If they ignore your complaint and you still suspect abuse, contact one of our experienced elder litigation professionals at Garcia & Artigliere right away.

If you directly witness abuse, contact the authorities.

We’re here to help you through this difficult process and hold perpetrators of nursing home abuse and neglect accountable for their crimes.

Contact us today at (800) 328-2630 to schedule a free case review.

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