When placing a loved one in a nursing home, our intentions are to make their lives easier in a safe environment. But when we learn that our loved one is being abused in the same place that’s supposed to keep them safe, you will probably feel anger and guilt.
If your loved one has been injured by a staff member at a New Jersey nursing home, please contact nursing home abuse lawyer Anthony Carbone right away. For more than 26 years, we have handled cases such as these with aggressive and relentless legal action. We will get your loved one the justice that they deserve.
How to Recognize Nursing Home Abuse
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is becoming more and more frequent. According to recent studies by the National Center on Elder Abuse, 7.6 to 10 percent of those surveyed had experienced some type of abuse. It’s a sad problem, especially if it happens to a loved one in someone else’s care.
As a law firm experienced in nursing home abuse cases, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone can offer some insight in what to take note of when you visit your loved one. Here are some of the signs that you should be on the lookout for:
- Bed sores or smells of urine or feces
- Apparent fear of particular staff members
- Unexplained bruises or other physical marks
- Suddenly anxious or fearful of others
- Signs of dehydration or failure to eat
- Evidence of physical restraints
- Rapid decline in mental or physical status
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Being overly or under medicated
- Poor hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
And remember, always listen to your loved one. Abuse does not necessarily have to be physical. Sometimes it can be emotional as well.
If you feel like your loved one is being abused, don’t delay much longer. If you live in Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken or anywhere else in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.