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Families can fight back when loved ones are abused

Nursing home abuse is devastating to patients and those who find out that their loved ones have been abused. Victims of nursing home abuse may go through many months or years of pain and suffering before the truth comes out, and the shock that the family goes through is difficult, to say the least.

Families suffer knowing that they placed their loved one in a nursing home for proper care and ended up putting them in danger. Sadly, what's done is done, and their best option is to pursue charges and to seek compensation for what has been done to their loved one.

What should you do if you believe that your loved one is being harmed at a nursing home?

If you believe that abuse is taking place, you need to speak up right away. Talk to the nursing home director, and if possible, take your loved one out of the nursing home. If taking them out of the nursing home isn't an immediate option, you should get in touch with the authorities, so they can take them to the hospital for treatment and a health assessment.

It can sometimes be hard to prove that abuse is taking place, but some common signs include:

  • Bedsores
  • Repeated falls
  • Head injuries
  • Unusual changes in behavior
  • Fear of calling for assistance
  • Withdrawn behavior

In cases where an elder isn't able to express that they've been harmed, it's up to family members to monitor their behavior and report any unusual changes. You should always be able to identify if your loved one has been suffering injuries at an unusual rate, as well. By doing so, you'll be in a good position to show the impact the care they have or have not received has had on them.

Our site has more on nursing home abuse and what you should do if you believe your loved one has been harmed.

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