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What are signs of nursing home abuse?

Some signs of nursing home abuse include:

Bed injuries/asphyxiation
Emotionally upset or agitated, exremely withdrawn and non-communicative
Falls, fractures or head injuries
Instances of wandering/elopement
Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
Rapid weight loss or weight gain; signs of malnutrition
Reluctance to speak in staff members’ presence
Unexplained or unexpected death of the resident
Unexplained injuries such as wounds, cuts, bruises or welts in various stages of healing
Unsanitary and unclean conditions
Unusual or sudden changes in behavior (fear of being touched, sucking, biting, rocking)
Wanting to be isolated from others

Category: Nursing Home & Elder Abuse

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