Signs of nursing home abuse

If you have a loved one in a nursing home and notice negative changes in his or her physical appearance or condition, here are some common signs that might constitute neglect or abuse: sudden weight loss, bruising, bedsores, frequent restraints and injury resulting in hospitalization. Also, if your loved one is suspicious of the staff or is withdrawn, that might be a sign of emotional abuse. It is always best to follow your instincts and check into the nursing home to make sure that the individual is being given the best possible care.