When you realize that your loved one has reached an age where he or she can no longer live alone safely, you may decide to move him or her into an assisted living facility or nursing home. Picking out the right nursing home can be a major undertaking as you strive to put your loved one in the best facility possible.
And while you can look for a nursing home with the best food or amenities, you cannot always predict how employees in these facilities will actually treat your loved one. Shockingly, over one million people living in nursing homes across the United States are abused every year physically, emotionally, and even sexually.
There is absolutely no excuse for behavior like this, and those who commit these actions need to be brought to justice. If you fear that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, contact a Clearwater nursing home abuse lawyer from Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., today at 727-441-9030 and let us help.
Identifying Nursing Home Abuse
Four out of five nursing home abuse cases go unreported because the victim feels threatened by his or her abuser. As such, it is important for you to be on the lookout for any of the following 10 common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Becoming mysteriously quiet and withdrawn
- Avoiding contact with loved ones
- Unexplained bruises or lacerations
- Bed sores
- Feelings of fear or anxiety
- Rapid weight loss indicating starvation
- Anal or vaginal bleeding (sexual abuse)
- Torn clothing or damaged property
- Sudden, unexplained confusion
- Missing property, money, or other assets
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, do not hesitate to take action. Contact an injury attorney from Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., today at 727-441-9030 and learn more about what we can do for you.