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The idea that in their golden years your parents could be susceptible to elder abuse is a frightening idea, and all to often, a sad reality. Family members need to be vigilant in checking on their elderly members living in nursing homes, since abuse is often hard to spot. Symptoms to watch for are: unexplained physical injuries, signs of neglect such as dehydration and malnourishment, unsanitary living conditions, behavioral changes such as rampant fear and anxiety, and unexplained loss of money or possessions. Your family members deserve decent, quality care as they age and it is important to protect your loved ones from neglect and possible fraud. If an elderly person in your family has suffered from an unexplained fall, physical harm, emotional abuse, or over/under medication it may take litigation to bring the nursing home or health care perpetrators of elder abuse to justice.
If you believe that your loved one has been abused while living in a nursing home, Click HERE for a free evaluation of your case by the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer.