Signs of Nursing Home Abuse September 30, 2021 by Administrator Working at a nursing home or long-term care facility can be a really stressful job. Dedicated and professional nursing home staff provide invaluable care at these homes every day in America. Unfortunately, there are also instances of negligence and intentional violence, perpetrated by individuals, that injures elders. And these instances of nursing home abuse and neglect are not all that uncommon. If you have a parent or another elderly loved one in a nursing home, you may be searching for answers because you’ve noticed troubling issues when you visit your loved one, such as: Pressure ulcers (bedsores)Unexplained injuries and new injuriesBroken bonesMalnutritionWithdrawal from social interactionsNew symptoms of depression or anxietyFear or anxiety around a specific staff memberEmotional changesObvious lack of hygieneUnsanitary living conditionsFrequent illnessesInjuries caused by wanderingInjuries caused by restraint As people get older, sometimes bedsores and injuries are an unfortunate result of aging. But in other instances, these injuries are the direct result of abuse or neglect on the part of nursing home staff. Under those circumstances, your loved one deserves to be removed from the dangerous situation and to be fully compensated for their injuries. You may not receive much information from your loved one if you ask about new injuries. It is possible they feel fearful, or have been intimidated or threatened. This in itself could be a sign of abuse. While there may be an explanation for the signs and symptoms you are noticing, it’s also important to trust your gut. Attorney Laurie Robbins will listen to the details of your loved one’s injury or death and let you know what your options are for following up with the nursing home, and possibly for reporting the abuse or neglect. You can rely on our attorney during this time to provide the clear and honest information you and your family deserve. Get Experienced Legal Guidance Attorney Laurie Robbins has been handling nursing home abuse claims in Atlanta for many years. She is extensively knowledgeable about the rights of nursing home residents, and what recourse is available when those rights are violated, or when a nursing home resident is neglected.