What Are Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in CA?

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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse can be seen in many forms. If you have any suspicions that your loved one is experiencing such, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our skilled California nursing home abuse lawyer is here for you and your loved one each step of the way.

What are ways to detect nursing home abuse in California?

There are several different ways that nursing home elder neglect and abuse can occur in California. However, it is important to recognize that nursing home neglect or abuse can be challenging to catch, which is why it is essential to recognize possible warning signs if your loved ones are in a nursing home. The most common neglect or abuse signs in a nursing home include the following:

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

Keep in mind that if one of these signs or symptoms is found, it does not always mean that there is abuse or neglect present. If you discover that you are seeing an incident of nursing home elder abuse with a close friend or relative, do not delay in reaching out to our firm today to discuss the facts of your case and your legal options. Our competent legal team is just one call away.

What steps should I take to report abuse?

If you have an inkling that your loved one is a victim of nursing home elder abuse, it is in your best interest 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 think that your loved one is in immediate danger, it is crucial that you reach out to the nursing home management and call 911. After your loved one is safe, it is important that you then reach out to our firm to speak with a qualified California nursing home elder abuse attorney at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP. Our firm is on your side and will help you and your loved ones through this hindrance. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure you and your loved one are a priority.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. Contact us today.