Nursing Home Abuse
Your loved one should receive the care they deserve
You have a right to expect the highest quality of care for your elderly relative. The reality, however, is that many nursing homes are understaffed and unwilling to spend what they should to protect the health and well-being of those in their care.
Nursing home abuse can take a wide range of forms and expose residents to many different dangers, from slip and fall accidents to emotional and psychological abuse. Whenever such abuse and neglect affects nursing home residents in San Antonio, our team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm believes that those responsible for the abuse need to be held accountable.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Sadly, many nursing home residents find themselves the victims of:
From actual physical injuries to theft to psychological trauma, nursing home abuse can take a serious toll on the victim and their family.
If your loved one has been harmed by abuse or neglect in a nursing home, call (210) 999-9999 to discuss your situation with a team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys.
Nursing Home Abuse FAQs
Here are some signs of nursing home abuse that loved ones should be on the watch for in order to better determine when abuse is occurring and to put a stop to it as quickly as possible.
- Frequent and repeated bruising
- Signs of depression
- Frequent cuts or lacerations
- Bed sores
- Poor hygiene
- Other psychological issues
Because many of the signs of abuse may be symptomatic of other issues and do not necessarily denote abuse, it is important to look for patterns of these symptoms and to talk to your loved one about what they have been experiencing to determine if abuse has likely occurred or not.
Bruising is not uncommon with the elderly and many normal activities or minor bumps may result in serious bruises that can alarm the loved ones of the elderly person in question. However, if bruising is occurring because of abuse or intentional infliction of injury by nursing home staff, visitors, or other patients, it’s important to keep track of the bruises on your loved ones and take pictures if necessary. Track when the bruises occur, where they are on the body, and the extent, severity, and frequency of the bruises. Talk to your loved one about the bruises and how they got them and see if there is anything they want to share about the nature of their injuries..