June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you’ve already made the very tough decision to move an elderly family member to a nursing home or assisted living facility, it’s important to watch for signs of victimization or neglect. Encinitas nursing home lawyer Zev Rubinstein can take legal action on your family’s behalf if you believe a loved one is in danger.
One of the most tragic aspects of nursing home abuse is that many seniors are afraid to speak up because they’re worried about reprisals from their abusers. To ensure your loved one’s safety, it’s important to be vigilant about checking on your family member frequently.
During visits, make note of potential signs of abuse or neglect such as:
- Visible bedsores, unexplained bruises, and other marks or wounds
- Weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration
- Untreated illnesses or infections
- Marked changes in your loved one’s behavior, such as anxiety or depression
- Unsanitary or unsafe conditions
If you believe your family member is being abused or neglected by nursing home staff, acting quickly is crucial. Once your loved one is safe, our Encinitas lawyer can build a case on your behalf.
When a family moves an elderly loved one into a nursing home, they place a great deal of trust in the staff. If one or more staff members broke that trust and hurt your loved one, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group or call 855-365-9955 today. Mr. Rubinstein proudly represents families throughout Encinitas and the surrounding communities.