How To Recognize Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse
When you place your elderly parent in a nursing home, you trust that the facility will provide high-quality care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Far too many people suffer abuse and neglect at nursing homes and other residential facilities.
At Holman Kent LLC, we represent clients throughout Iowa and Missouri whose loved one has suffered neglect or abuse at a nursing home. Many of our clients come to us because they believe that their loved one is the victim of abuse, but they do not have any solid evidence. Our team can uncover proof and hold the nursing home accountable for this unacceptable treatment.
What Should You Look Out For?
If your gut tells you that your parent is a victim of neglect or abuse, you may be onto something. These are some of the telltale signs of elder abuse and negligence that you should watch out for in your loved one:
- Bruises, cuts, scars, bed sores or broken bones
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Lack of hygiene
- Unexplained financial transfers
- Unexplained disappearance of cash or valuables
- Depression or anxiety
- Change in personality
- Emotional or physical withdrawal from family members and friends
- Fear of one or more caregivers
In extreme instances, abuse can even lead to wrongful death. Remember, not all abuse is physical. Psychological, emotional and financial abuses are also against the law and can be just as problematic. To learn more, visit our nursing home abuse FAQ page.
Talk To Us If You Suspect Elder Abuse
Contact us at Holman Kent LLC to discuss your suspicions with an attorney who can provide guidance. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us any fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. Schedule a free, confidential consultation with us by calling 515-302-6764 or using our online contact form.