LEGAL FAQ’S: Yes! There is no excuse for elder neglect or abuse, and you must act quickly to preserve the health and safety of your loved one. If you feel as though the victim has wounds or injuries that need immediate medical attention, contact a medical professional outside of the nursing home immediately. After you are sure the victim is stable, contact a personal injury attorney to help you determine what kind of case you can have against the nursing home staff and facilities.

Signs of elder neglect or abuse:

  • You visit frequently and your loved one is always in the same position in their bed. If you can, check for possible bed sores or try to communicate with them regarding their situation.

  • You notice bruising on their body that you feel can’t be explained away.

  • They are dirty and clearly have not received proper hygiene care.

  • Their medical situation drastically changes for the worse after admitting them to the facility such as extreme weight loss, behavior issues, and their overall health and wellness.