Continuing our three-part blog entitled Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs: 5 Signs to Know, here are a few more indications that may alert families to the fact that their elderly loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.
When you recognize any of these warning signs of nursing home abuse, don’t wait to contact the Mount Vernon nursing home
abuse lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis. We can investigate the potential abuse and help you and your family hold the abusers accountable.
2. Noticeable Anxiety or Fear around Certain People
In some cases, the emotional effects of nursing home abuse may only become apparent when the abuser enters the same space as the abused individual. For instance, when certain nursing home staff or family members are near an elderly loved one, it may be time to start asking serious questions if your loved one clams up around that person, seems especially nervous or anxious around a particular individual and/or seems to shake or otherwise exhibit fear around a particular person.
Taking notice of this warning sign of nursing home abuse can be especially important if your loved one has dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or some other condition that prevents him from being able to remember the abuse or communicate with you about the abuse.
3. Unexplained Bruising or Broken Bones
While certain medical conditions can make nursing home residents more susceptible to bruising and/or falling and breaking bones, the fact is that nursing home staff should be vigilant about caring for all of a facility’s residents and doing what is necessary to prevent such injuries.
When you notice that your elderly loved one has developed bruises and/or broken bones that they can’t explain (or that they explain with suspicious answers), it’s possible that any of the following forms of nursing home abuse or neglect may have occurred:
- Nursing home staff’s failure to supervise residents (leading to them falling)
- Staff’s inappropriate use of restraints and/or excessive use of force with residents
- Other residents assaulting or abusing your loved one.
Don’t miss the conclusion to this blog that will be posted soon!
Mount Vernon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at the Law Firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.
Do you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of any type of nursing home abuse or neglect? If so, we are ready to fight for you and your loved one. At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon nursing home abuse lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.
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