NY Lawyers Discuss Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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What Are the Different Types of Elder Abuse?

Residents undergo different types of nursing home abuse at the hands of their care providers. Some signs of potential nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect are:

Physical Abuse

  • Unnecessary use of chemical or physical restraints
  • Burns on the body
  • Being confined to a room
  • Any allegation of mistreatment
  • Lack of water or food
  • Excessive physical touching
  • Use of heavy sedatives
  • Any forceful movement
  • Unexplained wounds
  • Untreated wounds
  • Bruises on the skin
  • Improper dosage of medication
  • Black eye
  • Broken bones

Verbal or Emotional Abuse

  • Extreme emotional sensitivity
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Nervousness
  • Lack of communication
  • Unexplainable behaviors
  • Different behavior with friends and family
  • Isolation
  • Withdrawing emotionally
  • Unnecessary use of chemical restraints

Neglect

  • Infections or illnesses that are untreated
  • Unhygienic conditions in the nursing home
  • Dirty clothing
  • Bed sores
  • Malnourishment
  • Unsatisfactory assistance with daily living activities
  • Inadequate treatment of existing medical conditions
  • Any hazardous areas
  • Failure to protect resident from other residents
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration

Sexual Abuse

  • Any and all unwelcome sexual contact
  • Exposure of genitals or breasts
  • Touching of breasts or genitals
  • Bruising of the genitals or breasts
  • Acquiring of a sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexual harassment
  • Torn or bloodied undergarments

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Get Legal Assistance

Call the New York injury attorneys at WRSH at (212) 986-7353 if you suspect that your loved one is facing elder abuse at a nursing home

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