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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

July 21, 2021

Cases of nursing home abuse by trusted care providers in the United States should not happen. Patients who live in nursing homes deserve the best level of treatment and you deserve to know your loved one is cared for in a compassionate manner. We are ready to help you if you suspect that someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse in South Carolina.

Physical Signs of Nursing
Home Abuse or Neglect

  • Open wounds or cuts

  • Welts or bruises

  • Bedsores

  • Sudden weight gain or sudden weight loss

  • Bruises suggesting the use of restraints

  • Lice, fleas, bed bugs, or dirt on a resident’s body or in the resident’s room

  • Urine or fecal smells

  • Unusually pale skin coloring

  • Poor hygiene

Signs of a Careless Nursing Home Staff:

  • A nursing home resident’s medication dosage changes suddenly.Elderly Woman in White Blouser

  • The temperature at the nursing home is too cold or too hot.

  • A caregiver cannot properly explain a resident’s physical condition.

  • A resident is allowed to leave the nursing home due to inadequate supervision.

  • The nursing home staff won’t let the family see a resident alone.

To learn more about what our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers can do for you in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Laurens, Spartanburg, and other surrounding areas of Upstate South Carolina please contact Hunter W. Morris, LLC. Our telephone number is 864-679-9999.