There are many nurses who are professional, reliable and treat your loved ones with proper care. But there are others in the profession who may not have the same level of professionalism or caregiving skills. Sometimes a facility may be understaffed, undertrained, or under supervised. Some nurse aides or nurses may also be excessively dismissive or aggressive. If you notice issues like these, that should be your first warning sign.
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are present in some nursing homes, as well as cases of neglect. Nurses or nurse’s aides may have a high level of contact with your loved one, and your loved one may not be able to communicate how they are being treated when they are alone. In some cases, they may have trouble identifying what is happening. If you believe that your loved one is being abused by someone in their nursing home care facility, you must provide a voice that they may not have.