Ways to Identify Abuse

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of neglect and abuse, you will want to put a stop to it as soon as possible. By learning about the warning signs of abuse, you can recognize neglect and abuse when it begins and stops it from getting worse.

Types of Injuries & Abuse

There are many common injuries in nursing homes. Some are unavoidable accidents, while others are the result of neglect and abuse. By learning about these injuries, how they can be prevented, and how to identify them, you can get your loved one the help that he or she needs.

Checklists & Guides

Identifying neglect and abuse can be overwhelming. Break the process down into simple steps with the help of our guides and checklists. These guides will help you navigate the warning signs of abuse and give you the tools to remove your loved one from this situation.

Identifying Neglect & Abuse

There is a fine line between an accident and abuse. If you notice that your loved one is beginning to act differently or has visible injuries, you might not be sure if this is the result of an unforeseeable accident or foul play. It is important that you look into any unusual behavior while not jumping to conclusions. This will allow you to build legitimate evidence if you suspect abuse in order to get your loved one the help that they need. This section will equip you with the information that you need to recognize potential abuse and protect your loved one from it. Here, you can learn about:

  • Common elderly injuries and illnesses.
  • Proper vs. improper treatment of common elderly injuries and illnesses.
  • Common examples of different types of abuse.
  • Signs of different types of abuse.
  • How to understand negligence and neglect.

Even if you have done everything you can to pick a safe nursing home or home health care assistant, neglect and abuse are still possibilities. Remain alert to these issues with the information in this section so that your loved one can get the help that they need.