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SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE NEGLECT OR ABUSE

* While these are not the only possible signs of abuse, nor are they guaranteed to indicate neglect or abuse, but these are common indicators.

if you suspect abuse or neglect

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Seek Medical Attention

If you suspect elder mistreatment, it’s vital to enlist the help of outside health care providers ASAP. Providers must first stabilize the patient’s condition and address any serious psychological issues. Your suspicions can be confirmed, and medical records will back up your case.

Document Everything

Document times, dates, and hospital visits. Gather all records possible, even dating from before your loved one was admitted to the nursing home.
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Alert the Authorities

According to the Federal Government’s Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States have been reported for cases of abuse and neglect. These cases are becoming more common as nursing homes are putting emphasis on making profit rather than on taking care of their patients.

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Hire a Lawyer

When money is more important than people, it’s time to hit them where it hurts. Our lawyers are willing to put in the time and care to help you and your loved ones get the compensation you deserve.

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PHYSICAL
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A physical or chemical restraint limits movement and restricts access to your own body. Nursing homes may not use any restraints excessively, nor for discipline or the staff’s convenience.

 

Doctors should issue restraints for nursing home residents only when (1) it is medically necessary, (2) all other methods have failed, or (3) other residents must be kept safe. If a restraint is ordered, the doctor is required to notify the resident’s contact.