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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Thousands of elderly Americans are abused each year in nursing homes responsible for their care.   A recent study found violations at 94% of nursing homes in the United States.   If you believe your loved one is at risk of abuse, it is important that you recognize the warning signs and act quickly. You can protect your loved one and their rights. Call us at 877-784-8782.

Know the Warning Signs of Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take many forms and is rarely reported, as many victims are afraid to speak out. If you recognize any of the signs listed below in your loved one, take action NOW.
  • Untimely or unexplained death
  • Infected bed sores or pressure ulcers
  • Unexpected falls
  • Unexplained injuries including:
    • Head injuries, Broken Bones or Sprains
    • Bruises or Burns
    • Cuts or Abrasions
  • Medication errors or overdoses
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Unsanitary or unclean conditions

Other Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

  • Injuries requiring emergency treatment or hospitalization
  • Any incident involving broken bones, especially a fractured hip
  • Any injury or death occurring during or shortly after an episode of wandering (including outside the facility) when the staff is not aware that the resident is missing for some period of time
  • Heavy medication or sedation
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain without physician or family notification and a change in treatment being provided
  • One nursing home resident injures another resident
  • Resident is frequently ill, and the illnesses are not promptly reported to the physician and family
We want to help you help your loved ones. Nobody deserves to be subjected to nursing home abuse or neglect. Contact Markman & Cannan today at 877-784-8782 for a free case evaluation.