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    ​Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Cases
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    According to Nursing Home Abuses Justice, only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are formally reported. We are here to help. Watch this short video for more information, and then read on.

    When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential care facility, we do so with the expectation that they will be cared for, kept safe, and treated with the utmost respect. But unfortunately this is not always what transpires. Sadly, elder abuse – especially in a care facility setting – is not uncommon.

    According to a 2008 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 10 elders reported emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect over the past year. Though under-reported, abuse and fraud costs pertaining to elder Americans are estimated to range from $2.9 billion – $36.5 billion.

    Elders are most susceptible to abuse, with those who experience such conduct at a 300 percent higher risk of death. Social isolation and mental impairment are two very strong factors in considering vulnerability to abuse. Individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or disabilities are most at risk.

    With elder residents left embarrassed or in fear of retaliation, these incidents are rarely reported. Family members, who would otherwise take action, often remain unaware that the abuse is even occurring.

    There are many types of abuse including neglect and physical assault. It is very important to know the signs of elder/nursing home abuse.

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    Unfortunately, over the last few years, cases of nursing home abuse and neglect have increased.

    Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Include:

    Physical Abuse

    • Unexplained falls
    • Unexplained injuries such as broken bones, bruises, cuts, and abrasions
    • Medication errors/overdoses

    Neglect

    • Unsanitary environment
    • Unusual/unexplained weight loss
    • Poor hygiene
    • Bedsores
    • Pressure ulcers

    Emotional Abuse

    • Complaints of being poorly treated
    • Strained or tense relationships
    • Unusual depression
    • Withdrawal from normal activities
    • Agitation
    • Recurrent crying
    • Sudden change in alertness

    Financial Abuse

    • Sudden and unexplained changes in finances
    • Unusual use of credit cards
    • Unpaid bills
    • Missing possessions
    • Sudden changes in elder’s mood or demeanor

    Sexual Abuse

    • Development of a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Torn, bloody, or stained underwear
    • Bleeding from the anus or genitals
    • Bruises on the inner thigh or genitals
    • Pain or irritation of the anus or genitals
    • Pelvic injury
    • Difficulty walking

    Luckily, there are many things that you can do to prevent elder abuse, including the following:

    • Know the signs of elder abuse
    • Learn how to recognize the signs of elder abuse
    • Check in often with your elder loved ones
    • If prudent involve more people when possible to be involved in health care or financial matters
    • Report abuse or suspected abuse to Adult Protective Services
    • Where possible provide over-burdened caregivers with emotional and helpful support
    • Communicate with caregivers regarding any challenges they may be facing with your loved one

    Suspect Abuse?
    If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused at their care facility or if they have passed away suddenly and you believe that neglect or abuse at the nursing home was involved, you may be entitled to compensation.

    At Dreesen Law, we have zero tolerance for the abhorrent treatment of our elderly community – especially in the same facilities that are intended to provide them safety and care.

    Elder abuse in the nursing home can take a lasting physical, emotional, and financial toll on the victim and his or her family. Leveraging decades of experience working with elderly individuals impacted by neglect and abuse, we will work hard to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

    To learn more or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us via the chat option below, by phone at 636-888-5878 or through our contact form by clicking here.

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