Common Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse


When we begin a case, our clients often ask us what they should look out for when they suspect that an elderly loved one is being abused by a nursing home’s staff. Nursing home abuse comes in many shapes and sizes. The following list is not comprehensive, but any of the below signs may indicate the presence of an abuser among a nursing home’s employees. For the signs of neglect in an elder care facility, follow this link.

Physical Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Untreated wounds
  • Bed sores
  • Burnmarks
  • Unexplained scarring
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Infection
  • Hairloss
  • Ripped or bloody clothing or bedsheets
  • Poor hygiene

Emotional Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Lethargy or indifference
  • Infantile behavior
  • Inexplicably strange behavior
  • Unexplained incommunicative attitude

Other Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Unexplained or unexpected financial withdrawals or transactions
  • Unexplained loss of personal belongings
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Many of us turn to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes to provide care for our elderly loved ones.

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