What are the different kinds of nursing home abuse and neglect?
There is no shortage in how vulnerable nursing home residents suffer from abuse and neglect. However, some of the most common are:
- Physical Abuse: Cuts, abrasions, burns, bruises, welts, wounds, unexplained or hidden injuries, and unnecessary physical or mental restraints
- Mental Abuse: Depression, fear agitation, withdrawal, hesitancy, sudden behavior changes, strange behavior patterns, disorientation, confusion, isolation, unwillingness to communicate, or rude, humiliating or derogatory comments made by staff members
- Financial Abuse (or Exploitation): Missing or stolen money or property, radical changes in handling of personal financial affairs, sudden selling of property
- Neglect: Unsanitary environment, malnutrition, bed sores, dehydration, smells of urine or feces, poor personal hygiene, untreated medical conditions, unkempt appearance, falls, and many more.