Q Who is Typically the Abuser of Nursing Home Residents?
Unfortunately, the answer is staff members. Often times, nursing home residents are abused by staff members, and if residents are not visited frequently, the abuse can go unnoticed. On the flip side, family members have also been known to abuse nursing home residents. The sad reality is nursing home residents are usually abused by the people they trust to provide care for them. If you believe you are witnessing nursing home abuse, please contact the authorities.
Here are a few key signs of nursing home abuse:
- Unexplained injuries
- Emotional distress
- Rapid Weight Loss
- Bed Ulcers
- Rapid Weight Gain
- or Isolation