Nursing homes and care facilities that are meant to provide our loved ones with a safe place to live with dignity and medical attention can be overrun with inattentive and poorly trained workers, or simply understaffed. When visiting your loved ones it’s important to stay observant to ensure their wellbeing. Look out for the following signs of abuse and neglect:

Physical Appearance

  1. Unexplained Bruises
  2. Torn or Bloody Clothing
  3. Changes in Hygiene
  4. Rapid Weight Loss
  5. Burns

Health

  1. Dehydration
  2. Clogged Breathing Tubes
  3. Malnutrition
  4. Medication Dosage Errors
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Infections
  7. Bedsores

Behavior

  1. Confusion
  2. Sudden Agitation
  3. Sudden Withdrawal