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If you recently visited your loved one in a nursing home and had a feeling that something just was not right, you may want to read this to learn what the tops signs of abuse are. While there are many age related changes that your loved one is going through, there are other changes that should never occur and are preventable by way of proper care. If you suspect that your loved one is in any kind of danger or has been neglected, abused or exploited, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys recommend that you report to your states local elder abuse hotline. Click here to find your local hotline in your state:

Signs of Abuse

Bed Sores: Bed sores are wounds on the body that most often occur in areas such as the ankles, elbows, hip bone, spine, knees, shoulders and head. They often occur to patients or residents of nursing homes who are have not properly repositioned.

Unexplained Fractures or Broken Bones: If the facility where your loved one stays does not have an explanation that makes sense or sounds suspicious as to how your loved one was hurt, you may need a nursing home abuse attorney to further investigate the case.

Depression and or Unusual Anxiety: While depression in the elderly does occur, unexplained or sudden changes in the personality of your loved one may be a major sign of abuse. 

Financial Exploitation: Sudden withdrawals or mysterious changes in financial accounts can be a sign that your loved one has been financially exploited. Watch out for suspicious changes in wills, power of attorney, titles, and policies.

Healthcare Fraud: Always check for suspicious charges to healthcare bills such as duplicate billings, overmedicating or undermedicating and unnecessary care.

If you suspect any form of abuse, you may need to contact a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Malman Law are here 24 hours a days and 7 days a week to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated for any damages done to them. Call Malman Law today for a free legal consultation to learn more about your rights as a victim. 

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