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What Are the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse?
January 16, 2018
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Most of the time elderly abuse takes place in nursing homes. When this occurs, it is advised to seek help from a nursing home abuse attorney from JGarcia Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando, FL. We can answer any questions you may have and help you better understand this case.

 

Elderly Abuse Warning Signs

 

These are some of the signs that are red flags for elderly abuse in nursing homes. If you know or feel a loved one has experienced some or all of these, let a lawyer know so we can help you get the answers you need to solve the issue and fix the problems at hand.

 

Physical

When you notice unexplainable signs of injury, such as bruises, or scars all over the body. This may also include broken bones, a failure to take medication, or potential overdose.

 

Emotional

Whitnesed caregiver behavior of threatening, belittling, or controlling.

Signs of dementia, and behaviors such as rocking, sucking, or mumbling to oneself.

 

Sexual

Bruises around breasts or genitals.

Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding.  

Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing.

 

Abandonment by Caregivers

Unusual weight loss, dehydration.

Untreated physical problems, such as bed sores.

Unsanitary living conditions.

Unsuitable clothing, covered in their own filth.

Healthcare Fraud

Duplicate billings for the same medical service.

Evidence of overmedication.

Evidence of inadequate care when bills are paid in full.

 

Financial Exploitation

Significant withdrawals being made from their accounts.

Sudden changes being made with the elder’s financial condition.

Items or cash missing from their residence.

Suspicious changes in wills, titles, or polices.

Unpaid bills or lack of medical care, although the elder has enough money to pay their bills.

Unnecessary services, goods, or subscriptions.

Need a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney?

 

JGarcia Law Firm, P.A. can help you with your case and get your loved on back on track. Elderly abuse is not an easy thing to wrap your head around, so when it happens you should speak up about it. We need you to come to us for a free consultation to discuss the evidence of your case and make sure we have everything we need to get you the positive results you are hoping to receive. When you suspect elderly abuse, tell someone right away. Keep all records from your loved ones time in the nursing home, anything you have from witnesses, nurses, doctors, photos, and types of medication they were taking. Everything and anything you have will help your case. Having a nursing home abuse attorney on your side is the right thing to do because we can help you answer the tough questions and make sure you truly understand what is going on and how your loved one was treated wrongly.

 

Contact Us

If you have found yourself in a situation where elderly abuse was an issue, reach out to us at JGarcia Law Firm, P.A. to speak to a nursing home abuse attorney about your case. We have two locations here in Florida in Orlando and Kissimmee to help you better understand the steps of a case such as this. We can help you, all you have to do is reach out to us.