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Signs of Elderly Abuse

Is Your Loved One a Victim of Abuse or Neglect?

In putting loved ones in nursing homes, people expect them to be treated as they would treat them. But how does one know that a loved one is getting the care he or she deserves? To determine if a loved one is receiving satisfactory care from a long-term care facility, it is important to be able to recognize signs of elderly abuse and nursing home negligence.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to helping families of victims of nursing home abuse identify and end the harm caused by nursing homes. We have been representing injured New Yorkers for more than 40 years and we have a proven record of successful case results for victims of negligence and abuse. For a free consultation, call 212-750-1200, or contact our office online. Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman: We fight, you win.

What Is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is "knowing, intentional or negligent actions by a caregiver that cause harm to a vulnerable adult," according to the National Center for Elder Abuse.

In nursing home and extended care facilities such as group homes or assisted living centers, abuse can come in many forms, including physical abuse or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse or general nursing home neglect.

Often, victims are unable to speak for themselves or are afraid to do so. To combat abuse and neglect, it is important for you to understand the signs of elder abuse:

  • Broken bones such as fractured hips
  • Injuries that require emergency treatment or hospitalization
  • Injuries that occur after a resident has wandered off without the staff's knowledge
  • Heavy sedation or medication
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Unexplained or unexpected death
  • Suspicious or unexplained injuries
  • Other physical signs of neglect such as bedsores and malnutrition or dehydration
  • Frequent illnesses that are not always reported to the family or a doctor
  • Loved ones seem reluctant or afraid to talk to you about their day or their living conditions.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today

If you recognize any of these signs in a loved one, he or she may be suffering nursing home abuse or neglect. To learn what you can do next, check out our page on what to do if you suspect nursing home abuse and contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your loved one's legal rights. Call 212-750-1200, or e-mail our office today. Our main office is in New York City, but we are able to meet you in the Bronx, in Brooklyn or elsewhere upon request.

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