8 Indicators of Nursing Home Abuse

by Staff Blogger | September 6th, 2016

One of the hardest decisions any of us will ever have to make is to move an aging loved one into a nursing home. Even though we can’t provide the round-the-clock attention that they need, we still wish that we could. Instead, we try to find the best facility to care for their needs with the utmost respect and dignity. Although we visit regularly, it’s sometimes hard to tell whether or not their being treated the way we expect.

Identifying nursing home neglect or abuse requires knowing what to look for. Here are 8 indicators that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse:

  • Pale complexion
  • Bedsores or bruises that suggest restraint
  • Excessive and sudden weight loss
  • Fleas, lice, or dirt in the resident’s room
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Torn clothing or broken personal items
  • Odors of urine or feces
  • Untreated wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts

However, suspecting abuse and proving abuse are two very different things. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped San Francisco families in your same situation prove neglect while protecting their loved one’s rights at the same time. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, give us a call immediately for a free consultation.