Is your loved one receiving the care he or she deserves?
The elderly are among the most vulnerable of Americans. As our loved ones
become frail - both physically and mentally - they become more prone to
physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical
neglect and financial exploitation.
Nearly one-third of all nursing homes in the United States have been accused
of neglecting or abusing a resident. Unfortunately, many victims of nursing
home neglect and abuse are unable to report the mistreatment on their own.
How can you know if your loved one is suffering from Florida nursing home
neglect or abuse?
Craig Goldenfarb, a
West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyer, suggests that every family review the signs of Florida nursing home abuse.
- Common signs of abuse and neglect in Florida nursing homes:
- Poor hygiene
- Smell of urine or feces
- A change in behavior, mood or personality
- Appearing afraid or anxious
- Appearing drugged
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies
- Weight loss or gain
- Change in skin color or hair texture
- Rapid decline in health
- Unexplained falls
- Unexplained broken bones, sprains or dislocations
- Cuts or bruises on the skin, skin tears
- Bedsores or pressure sores
- Broken eyeglasses
- Use of physical or chemical restraints
- Marks on wrists
- Torn or bloody clothing
- Unexplained financial transactions
- Missing belongings
If you notice any of the above warning signs in someone you love, it is
important that you take steps to stop the mistreatment as quickly as possible.
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse in
Florida, contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb at (561) 600-5605
and ask to schedule a free consultation with a
nursing home attorney in West Palm Beach.