Physical and/or emotional abuse and neglect are typical forms of nursing home abuse. There was a 74% increase in elder care abuse reports between 2011 and 2015 in Florida.
Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Assisted living facility abuse remains unheard of and unreported because residents are made to fear repercussions and backlash. These are a few methods that can help you identify mistreatment:
- Unexplained injuries
- Pressure sores and bedsores
- Unnecessary weight loss
- Bleeding and bloody clothing
- Lack of hygiene
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Chemical restraints
You should report these findings to the management and immediately consult with a qualified nursing home abuse attorney who knows how to win cases inside and outside the courtroom.