Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in New Hampshire
If you have a loved one living in an assisted care facility in New Hampshire, it is important that you know the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Having this knowledge will enable you to take immediate action should signs of mistreatment appear.
Some signs of nursing home abuse are obvious such as unexplained injuries, bleeding or bruising around genitalia, and sexually transmitted disease. However, it is important to remember that emotional, physical, and sexual abuse have many nonphysical signs as well. These may include:
- Fear or distrust of nursing home staff
- A withdrawal from other residents or the community at large
- New habits such as rocking or nail biting
- Increased anxiety, depression, or anger
These signs may indicate abuse and should be brought to the attention of one of our New Hampshire nursing home lawyers immediately.
Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect in nursing homes may also have obvious signs such as dehydration, malnutrition, and generally unsanitary conditions. Other signs of neglect include bed sores or pressure ulcers, over or under medication, and soiled or stained clothing and bedding.
As with abuse, neglect can result in injury, disease, or even death. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected we can perform a free investigation to identify all signs of mistreatment and take immediate action to help ensure your loved one’s safety.
For a free consultation with one of our New Hampshire nursing home attorneys, please contact The Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call (603) 556-4148 today.