Nursing Home Abuse Signs to Look Out For in California

Close to nothing is more heartbreaking than finding out that your loved one is facing nursing home abuse or neglect. It is essential that you do not wait to report this behavior immediately and provide your loved ones with the care that they need to recover. You will also want to retain the services of an experienced and dedicated California nursing home abuse lawyer that can help you formulate a case that will stand up for your loved one’s rights. Our firm is on your side. All you have to do is give us a call today.

What are the most common signs of nursing home abuse in California?

In most instances, nursing home neglect or abuse can be hard to detect, which is why it is critical to recognize potential warning signs if your loved ones are in a nursing home. The most common neglect or abuse warning signs in a nursing home includes the following:

  • Unclean drinking water or spoiled food
  • Complaints of hunger or thirst
  • Residents being left to wander the premises, or leave the premises altogether
  • Bedsores
  • Drastic changes in disposition
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Signs of fear when certain staff members enter the room
  • Possessions mysteriously going missing
  • Unexplained falls
  • Infections

It is important to recognize that just one of these signs or symptoms does not always mean that there is abuse or neglect present. If you believe that you’re witnessing an incident of nursing home elder abuse with a close friend or relative, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options. Our firm is on your side.

How do I report abuse?

If you believe that your loved one is a victim of nursing home elder abuse, you will need to report this abuse as soon as possible. In the state of California, nursing home elder abuse can be reported to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline at 1-800-231-4024, or your local police department. If you find your loved one is in immediate danger, reach out to the nursing home management and call 911. When your loved one is safe, you should reach out to our firm today and speak with an experienced California nursing home abuse lawyer at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP. Our firm is here to help you and your loved one during this time.

Contact Our Experienced California Law Firm

Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP has over 30 years of experience as a successful California elder abuse attorney. Our firm handles cases across the Golden State, involving elder care facilities, including nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living, hospice care, and others accused of abuse, including physical, sexual, and mental abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. If experience matters and you need a trial lawyer who can get the job done, contact Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP.