How Do I Know If There Is Nursing Home Abuse Going On In The South Florida Nursing Home Facility My Mother Is Staying In?

Being able to spot nursing home abuse in a South Florida facility or any nursing home is often times revealed by the visits you have with your loved one.

A nursing home resident can be exposed to a variety of different abuses including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Over-medication
  • Financial abuse

If your loved one is able to communicate and is telling you about any abuse that is taking place, you must believe them.

Look for signs that may be caused from nursing home abuse such as:

  • Bedsores
  • Weight loss
  • Bruises
  • Swelling
  • Welts
  • Dehydration
  • Soiled clothing
  • Emotional state such as withdrawn, depressed, anxious or fearful
  • Missing items

Abuse often times occurs when the resident does not have a frequency of visitors, and the nursing home does not have a skilled staff to work with the residents.

If you suspect nursing home abuse in Florida, it is important that you report it to the facility administrator immediately.  The administrator is required by law to make an investigation of the charges and report it to the state agencies in Florida.

It would be recommended that you contact a South Florida Elder Abuse Attorney to help you with this situation and follow through with your legal rights to protect your mother.

The Florida Law Office of David Benenfeld can assist you with your suspicion of nursing home abuse and help you take the legal steps to protect your loved one.

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