Over 2 million senior citizens are victims of some type of abuse or neglect according to the American Psychological Association. It is important to pay attention to the signs of abuse or neglect if you have an elder family member or friend living in a nursing home or other assisted care facility.
Some things to look out for include visible injuries like bruises and cuts. It is also important to look for bed sores that could be hiding underneath bandaging, gowns, or bedding. Also, if you notice a significant change in your loved one's behavior this could be a sign of overmedication, undermedication, or other forms of neglect and abuse.
Family members and friends of nursing home patients should also pay attention to the staff at the home's behavior. Delays or any type of strange behavior may be a sign of nursing home malpractice and negligence.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home malpractice, contact the Green Bay nursing home malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.