Here are a few possible tips on some warning signs that may indicate abuse.
Does your loved one or someone you know have slap marks, unexplained bruises, burns, pressure sores or blisters. Do they flinch when they are touched?
Is someone being yelled at, bullied or tormented? Has someone discussed their concerns with you? Are they showing unusual behavior? Are they withdrawing from normal activities? Do they seem scared or nervous around certain people that can not be explained?
Are they showing bruises around the breasts or genital area? Do they show fear around someone that can not be explained?
Is there a sudden change in finances? Are the accounts, wills and trust being altered in some way? Is there a loss of property that can not be explained?
Unexplained pressure ulcers, malnutrition or dehydration. Are they dirty or is there a lack of medical care? Are they being taken care of the way you expected?
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.