LAW OFFICE OF SANDRA M. PROWLEY AND ASSOCIATES LLC
Signs of Typical of Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
Typical signs of nursing home abuse include such injuries:
Malnutrition, missed doses of medication, and unchanged dressings, orthopedic devices, or personal clothing, which is indicative of caregiver neglect Bedsores, poor hygiene, infections, and worsening symptomology in Alzheimer’s or diabetic patients is often indicative of neglect in elderly patients in conjoined with other factors Unexplained or vaguely mentioned trauma injuries, often attributed to falls by the patient by staff, may be indicative of physical abuse of any kind Financial transactions or involvement between staff and a patient is likely setting the stage or indicative of financial abuse Sexual abuse between elderly patients and nursing home staff members occurs fairly regularly in American nursing homes, and in turn, providers must be on the lookout for signs of abuse such as withdrawal, hyper sensitivity to criticism, or an unwillingness to speak openly around certain staff members.
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