Posted in Elder Abuse on February 15, 2018
The elderly are some of our most vulnerable citizens, and they can’t always tell us when someone is mistreating them. Loved ones look for signs of abuse, but it’s difficult to distinguish the difference between abuse and self-neglect in the elderly. If you are concerned that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, talk to HawkLaw. We have seen enough cases of this horrific practice to recognize both abuse and self-neglect. Here are some ways you can tell the difference.
Unfortunately, some elderly people also experience abuse. Abuse can come in many forms including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial. It can be difficult to notice, so it is important to know the signs if you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home. One or two of the following issues alone is unlikely to be abuse, however, if it seems repetitive, it may need further investigation. Here are some things that might signal abuse:
Similarly, strained or forced relationships between the elderly person and a caregiver could be a sign of all these types of abuses. Whether due to fear of repercussions or forgetfulness, your loved one may not be able to tell you what’s happening. Be on the alert for self-neglect, but don’t count out nursing home or caregiver abuse. If an elderly person you know begins exhibiting any of these signs and you suspect some sort of abuse is taking place, you need an experienced personal injury law firm on your side in South Carolina.
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