A recent article reviewed the most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, stating that “1 in 10 seniors over 60 years old have suffered abuse.” There are some common signs that family and friends can pay attention to if they suspect abuse or neglect has occurred. The article defines neglect as “failing to provide proper care for something.” While neglect is not always intended, it can often lead to abuse, so it needs to be confronted as soon as possible.
The article also defines different types of abuse, and how one can look for signs of long-term care abuse. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or verbal. It is important to learn the warning signs of neglect and abuse in order to hold the nursing home accountable for their actions before a serious incident occurs.
For more on the specific signs of nursing home neglect and abuse, read here.