Making the decision to admit an elderly loved one to a nursing home is not an easy decision for most people. But when we do make this difficult decision, we expect that our loved one will be treated with respect and dignity. The last thing we expect is for the facility that is supposed to take care of our loved one to be the perpetrator of abuse.
If you suspect the nursing home abuse of an elderly loved, our Orange County nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to listen to you and discuss your legal options.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Detecting nursing home abuse is not easy. An elderly individual, especially one who may be suffering from a medical condition affecting their mental capacity, may be incapable of communication, making it nearly impossible for you to know whether they are being abused or neglected in their nursing home facility.
However, there are certain signs of nursing home abuse or neglect that you should be aware of, including:
- Bruises or cuts
- Unexpected or sudden loss of weight
- Bed sores
- Sudden change in personality
- Change in health condition that is unrelated to their medical status
If you notice any of these signs or any other unusual sign or behavior in your elderly loved one, you should immediately contact law enforcement authority or the person who is in charge at the nursing home. You should also consult with an Orange County nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your legal options.
Call Us Today
If you believe your elderly loved one is subject to nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information about what damages you are entitled to or schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Orange County nursing home abuse attorney, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.