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How to spot elder abuse

Charges of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are rising across the country, but there are certain things that families of nursing home residents can do to spot elder abuse before it causes wrongful death or severe injury. Examine your loved one for bedsores and bruises. Ask your loved one questions – if they are agitated, restless, or out of sorts, this could be a clue that things at the nursing home are not right. Issues like rape, sexual assault, physical assault, and elder abuse need to be reported immediately to law enforcement.

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