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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Too many nursing homes are cited for health and safety violations each year, and a lot of this stems from abuse and neglect. When we leave our loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we expect them to be treated with dignity and respect, and above all, for their health and medical needs to be met.

What are Some Reasons Nursing Home Abuses Happen?

Often, negligence occurs when nursing homes are understaffed or direct-care workers are undertrained. Although workers hope to provide the proper care and attention that every resident deserves, it is often difficult to deliver quality care in these conditions. Due to this, it is crucial for families and friends of nursing home residents to understand what constitutes nursing home abuse and neglect. By being able to identify the warning signs of neglect, you may help to protect your loved ones from needless suffering.

What are Some Forms of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse and neglect presents in many different ways and can affect a resident physically, mentally and emotionally. Warning signs of inadequate care include:

What are Some Signs of Nursing Home Abuse to Watch for?

Some typical signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include unexplained injuries or bruises, a fear of being alone with caretakers, bedsores, lack of hygiene and a lack of clean clothes. These are not the only symptoms that may result from nursing home abuse or neglect, but they are often typical in these types of cases.

Contact Levin & Perconti for Help

If your loved one is living in a nursing home and has experienced any of these issues, they may be the victim of abuse or negligence. We can help you seek justice. Contact us online or call us at 312-332-2872 or 877-374-1417 to discuss your legal options. All initial case consultations are free and completely confidential.

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