10 Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

by Cary Graham | September 12th, 2016

Ohio has some of the best assisted living facilities in the country. That’s good for Ohioans who must make the tough decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing home. Those folks do their best to find the right facility that will not only extend exceptional care for their loved one, but also treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. Unfortunately, the care we expect our loved ones to receive and the care that they actually get aren’t always the same.

Every year, thousands of cases of nursing home abuse or neglect are reported in the U.S., many of which are not detected until victims display serious health complications. Here are 10 common signs that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect:

  1. Bedsores or bruises related in immobility
  2. Pale complexion
  3. Sudden weight loss
  4. Fleas, lice, or lack of cleanliness in the resident’s room
  5. Feelings of fear or anxiety
  6. Poor personal hygiene
  7. Ripped clothing or misplaced/broken personal items
  8. Smell of urine or feces
  9. Untreated wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  10. Other reports of abuse or neglect in the facility

At Nurenberg Paris, we hold negligent nursing home facilities accountable for the harm they cause. If you suspect your aging loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect, give our experienced Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys a call for a free consultation. We know your loved one’s rights as a nursing home resident, and we’ll do everything within our power to protect him or her. Contact us today.