Do you currently have a loved one residing in a nursing home? Are you starting to notice any signs of neglect, physical abuse, or suspicious behavior from the staff?
Your loved one could very well be a victim of nursing home abuse, which unfortunately is a common tragedy found in these establishments.
Don’t allow your family to suffer from these conditions – if you suspect any kind of abuse, get the legal help you need from our Vermont law firm and take action now.
Nursing home abuse can take a variety of forms and can cause physical, mental, emotional, and financial damage to your loved ones.
Look For The Right Signs For Abuse:
The first questions to ask when identifying nursing home abuse:
- Does your loved one have injuries or show physical signs of neglect?
- Are your loved one’s complaints insistent and frequent?
- Are objections directed at a particular nursing home staff member?
- Has your loved one displayed unusual behavior changes?
General Signs of Abuse
- Staff refuses to allow visitors to see resident, or delays in allowing visitors to see resident
- Staff does not allow visitors to be alone with resident
- Frequent arguments or tension between the caregiver and resident
- Physical Abuse
- Unexplained new or frequent injuries such as bruises, burns, cuts or broken bones
- Bloody or stained clothing
- Complaints about painful blisters or abrasions
- Poor hygiene
- Weakness or inexplicable weight loss
- Soiled bedding
- Constant thirst or extremely dry skin
- Hazardous or unsafe living conditions
- Sudden personality changes
- Uncharacteristic anger, lack of interest, or anxiety
- Fear of being alone
- Overwhelming sadness and frequent crying
- Change in alertness
- Outright complaint
- Rude or humiliating comments by staff
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