When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you’re trusting that the staff will provide the quality care your loved one deserves. While this high standard of care is often met, nursing home abuse remains rampant throughout Arizona. Therefore, it’s crucial that you be on the lookout for common warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect anytime you visit your loved one.
Physical abuse is typically the easiest to identify since there is often a visible sign of abuse. Common warning signs may include:
Emotional abuse can be more difficult to detect since there is often no physical symptoms. This form of abuse is typically very subtle, which allows it to persist over a longer period of time. Often, it will result in gradual changes in the behavior of your loved one. Common warning signs include:
Your loved one doesn’t have to be the victim of abuse to be receiving subpar care. Many nursing home residents are the victim of neglect, which can have equally devastating consequences. Common warning signs of nursing home neglect include:
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, the attorneys at the Jensen Phelan Law Firm can help. Our first priority is to assist you in removing your loved one from the abusive or neglectful situation. Once your loved one is safe, we will fight aggressively to hold the nursing home accountable for their actions.
Please contact the Jensen Phelan Law Firm using the form on this page or call 928-778-2660 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Prescott, Cottonwood and throughout Northern Arizona.