Signs of Elder Abuse

When you trust your loved one to a long-term care facility, you expect they will receive the respectful, comforting, and quality care they deserve. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common in the United States, with thousands of new elderly victims every year.

The Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorneys at Wapner Newman have no tolerance for elder abuse. We will do everything possible to hold the responsible parties accountable for their gross behavior, and fight to ensure your loved one is provided the care and compensation they so richly deserve.

Identifying Elder Abuse

There are numerous types of elder abuse, each with its own indications. Emotional signs of all types of abuse and neglect may include mood swings, depression, aggravation, withdrawal from the community, fear around nursing home staff, and unusual behavior such as nail biting.

Signs of physical abuse may include unexplained:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises

Signs of sexual abuse may include:

  • Genital or anal bleeding
  • Bruises around the abdomen, thighs, and breasts
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Signs of neglect may include:

  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Over or under medication

Emotional abuse may show many of these behavioral changes.

If your loved one exhibits any of these signs, our attorneys can help you determine if elder abuse is present and work to protect your loved ones dignity and safety.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering from any type of elder abuse in or around Philadelphia, Allentown, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the state of New Jersey, please contact the experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Wapner Newman to schedule a free initial consultation today.