There are many nurses who are professional, reliable and treat your loved one with the 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’s 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. The nurses or nurses 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 the voice that they may not have.
Physical abuse in a nursing home is a horrendous crime but will generally leave more evidence to help bring the abuser to justice. There are some glaring signs that you can keep an eye out for, such as:
Appearance Of Unexplained Welts Or Scars, Broken Bones, Unusual Bruising, Sprains Or Dislocations
Visible Marks On Wrists That Could Indicate Restraints Being Used
Numerous Instances Of Broken Personal Items
A Caregiver Who Does Not Allow You To Be Alone With Your Loved One