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5 Warning Signs of Physical Nursing Home Abuse

You may think it should always be easy to identify the warning signs of physical nursing home abuse.

Think again.

Even though the warning signs of physical abuse may be more apparent than some of the other forms of abuse, this is not always the case. Read on to learn five warning signs of physical nursing home abuse.

#1 - Broken bones.

Broken or fractured bones may provide an indication that your loved one has been seriously hurt as a result of physical nursing home abuse.

#2 - Skin wounds.

If you find any of the following wounds on your loved one’s skin, this may indicate physical abuse has occurred:

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Welts
  • Cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Skin tears

#3 - A famished appearance.

Having a famished appearance may indicate your elder is not receiving the proper hydration and nourishment they need, which is a form of physical abuse.

#4 - Issues with sleep.

If you begin to notice your loved one suffering from fatigue, insomnia, or other sleep disorders, this can be a warning sign that your loved one has endured physical abuse. Your family member may be afraid to go to sleep out of the fear of enduring more abuse.

#5 - Head or dental injuries.

Both head and dental injuries can provide evidence that your loved one has been physically abused in their nursing home.

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