Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect If you have a loved one in a nursing home who suffers from any of the following, they may be a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse:

  • Unexplained or Unexpected Death
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Formation of Pressure Sores or Decubitus Ulcers Infections
  • Any Bruises or Broken Bones (Especially a Fractured Hip)
  • Rapid Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Physical or Sexual Assault or Battery
  • Unreasonable Physical Constraint
  • Prolonged / Continual Deprivation of Food or Water
  • Use of a Physical or Chemical Restraint or Psychotropic Medication Without Physician Authorization
  • Failure by Staff to Assist in Personal Hygiene
  • Failure by Staff to Protect from Health and Safety Hazards
  • Left Lying in Urine and/or Feces
  • Over-medicated or Under-medicated
  • Not Cleaned or Groomed
  • Any Injury or Death Occurring During or Shortly After an Episode of Wandering (Including Outside the Facility) When the Staff Is Unaware that the Resident is Missing for Some Time
  • Injuries Requiring Emergency Treatment or Hospitalization
  • Isolation From Social Contact
  • Rude or Rough Treatment from Staff
If your loved one is in a nursing home and you believe any of these warning signs have occurred, or if you believe your loved one has been neglected or abused in some other way, please give us a call at your earliest convenience.

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