It is a scary prospect putting one’s loved ones in a nursing home, trusting their care to others.  It is even worse when the staff you trust could be abusing him or her.  How would you know?  You can’t always be there with them.  Listed below, for your convenience and comfort, are the most common signs of nursing home neglect.

Signs of Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Frequent falls
  • Wounds, cuts, or bruises – open or undressed
  • Improper dosing or dispensing of medication
  • Unreasonable or forceful restraint – either chemical restraint or physical restraint
  • Deprivation of food and water
  • Malnourishment
  • Dehydration
  • and in the extreme actual assault or rape

Signs of Emotional, Mental, or Verbal Abuse

  • Intimidation by Staff
  • Changes in Behavior
  • Changes in Personality
  • Unusual behavior
  • Becoming Withdrawn or Uncommunicative
  • Agitation
  • Becoming Newly Overemotional
  • Threatening, humiliating, insulting, or ignoring friends and family

Signs of Neglect

  • Bed sores (decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers)
  • Infections
  • Failure to provide emergency care
  • Poor hygiene – when staff refuses to help with personal hygiene
  • Safety and health hazards that staff refuse to solve
  • Poor sanitary conditions in room
  • Poor access to medical services
  • Disregard of necessities beyond food or water
  • Eloping or Wandering

Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower

If you expect someone you love has been injured or died due to nursing home neglect, contact the skilled nursing home attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower.  An experienced attorney can ensure that you and your loved ones get what you deserve from a negligent nursing facility.  Call us today at 877-374-5999, or contact us here, for a private consultation.