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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & What You Can Do

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Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that affects thousands of elderly people in the United States each year. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to detect, as the signs of nursing home abuse can be subtle and hard to detect. If you’re concerned that a loved one may be suffering from nursing home abuse, it’s important to be aware of the signs and take action if you suspect something is wrong.

Physical Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

The most common signs of physical abuse in nursing homes include:
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, or other injuries.
  • Weight loss or malnourishment.
  • Bed sores or other signs of neglect.
  • Frequent falls or other accidents.
  • The use of restraints without medical necessity.

Behavioral Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

In addition to physical signs, there are also behavioral signs that can indicate nursing home abuse. These can include:
  • Unexplained changes in behavior, such as agitation or withdrawal.
  • Fear of certain people or situations.
  • Unusual or unexplained financial transactions.
  • Unusual gifts or financial favors from caregivers.
  • Unusual reluctance to talk about certain people or events.

What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

If you suspect nursing home abuse, it’s important to take action right away. The first step is to contact the nursing home and ask questions to determine if the injury was caused by abuse or neglect. If the nursing home is unresponsive or unwilling to address the issue, you should contact a lawyer who focuses on nursing home abuse.

At David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, we understand the devastating effects of nursing home abuse. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented clients who have suffered from nursing home abuse in Connecticut. We can help you understand your legal rights and options and fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.