Abuse at Nursing Homes

Abuse is something that many people are concerned about before moving into a nursing home. Families worry that their loved one may be forgotten or receive incorrect care at these facilities. That is why it is crucial to find a nursing home with stellar ratings and a highly experienced and trained staff. Some nursing homes unfortunately are inexperienced or have a staff that is poorly trained or lacking in motivation to do their jobs. For residents who live in these types of homes, there is a chance that they are not receiving the utmost care that they signed up for. Neglect is also considered abuse and is something that should be taken especially seriously. 

How to Tell if Abuse is Occurring

Abuse is not always obvious to spot. However, there are a few clear signs that abuse or neglect are occurring to your loved one. If you spot any strange bruising or cuts that are unexplainable, then this could be a sign of abuse. Sometimes the nursing home staff don’t lift or move residents properly from area to area. This could leave them with wounds. If your loved one is visibly or emotionally afraid around certain staff members, then this may also be a sign of abuse. Observe your loved one carefully and thoroughly when you are with them at the living facility. Any strange behavior should be noted. 

Common Types of Neglect

Nursing homes unfortunately sometimes fail to