Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home in the Philadelphia area, it is important to know the signs of nursing home abuse. When you know what to look for, you can take immediate action as soon as signs of nursing home abuse become apparent, helping protect your loved one against further mistreatment and providing your family with the compensation you deserve.

Signs of physical and sexual nursing home abuse may include:

  • Burns, broken bones, and other unexplained injuries
  • Bruises
  • Bleeding around the genitals or anus
  • Sexually transmitted disease

Additional signs of nursing home abuse include visible fear or discomfort around nursing home staff, a withdrawal from the nursing home community, and the adoption of unusual behaviors such as rocking or nail biting.