3 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

by Staff Blogger | May 20th, 2019

When your loved one moves into a nursing home, you expect them to get compassionate and personalized care and attention. But because some nursing home owners and administrators value profits over resident safety and well-being, residents may be subject to poor quality care that can even become abusive and neglectful.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California nursing home abuse attorneys have no tolerance for nursing homes and nursing home staff members who allow abuse and neglect to occur to innocent residents. It’s our goal to help residents and their families get maximum compensation when that happens, but we also know that it can sometimes be difficult for family members to determine if their loved ones are being mistreated in nursing home facilities.

If you notice any of these common signs of abuse or neglect in your loved one, contact us immediately:

  1. Unexplained cuts and bruises—Abuse can often be physical, and staff members may hit or strike residents, leaving them with signs of trauma on their bodies.
  2. Sudden fear and withdrawal—Abuse can also be emotional. Residents who are emotionally abused via threats and humiliation may become depressed, anxious, fearful, and withdrawn.
  3. Weight loss and worsening of health—When residents are neglected, they may not get proper nutrition, and their access to medications and doctor appointments may be restricted or denied.

Don’t wait another minute if you suspect your loved one is being harmed in a nursing home facility. Call today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help you.