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Posted by Brian on Jul 3, 2017

Preventing and Stopping Nursing Home Abuse

Before even having the idea of putting your loved one in a nursing home, you should take into consideration one of nursing homes’ primary problems – the possibility of their patients being abused.

According to the website of Lawyer Ali Mokaram, a negligent person that has caused an injury to another can be held accountable, under the legal concept personal injury. This legal concept encompasses nursing home abuse and how nursing home management and staff can be brought to court for any negligent act that has resulted into the injury of your loved one.


Going to court to get justice is a good idea, but preventing nursing home abuse before it even happens is definitely better. There are some things you can do to avoid putting your loved one in a terrible situation where he can experience physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse.

Check the nursing home first, to determine whether it has the right facilities to accommodate your loved one or not. Check the management, to know whether it has enough staff to cater to the number of residents.

But what do these things have to do with abuse? The lack of facilities and staff members can result into employee incompetence and negligence – either can lead to hotheadedness and eventually abuse.


If you have not properly checked the nursing home’s status and have placed your loved one there, you have a reason to worry. This is especially true if the nursing home happen to not have the right facilities and number of staff, because your loved one may experience abuse.

The worse part is, if your loved one is too limited physically, he may not be able to tell you about his horrible situation, so it is solely your responsibility to stop the abuse.

But how will you know that your loved one is experiencing abuse? You should look at the signs, such as unexplained wounds. These wounds are usually on body parts that are restrained, like the wrists. Another sign is behavioral changes, such as depression, social withdrawal, and sudden fear every time a particular staff or resident is nearby.

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