Nursing homes have dramatically increased in numbers over the past several years. With people living much longer, yet often not being healthy enough to care for themselves, families have turned to nursing homes to care for their family members.
Large corporations have seized on this opportunity. Many nursing homes are now operated and controlled by massive publicly traded companies that are in existence for the sole reason of making a profit – not to ensure they provide the best and most competent care for the elderly. When a company begins to put profits over safety it ends in tragedy and heartbreak for the family that trusted the company with their family member.
Some of the more common indicators of elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home include:
- Unusual bruising or signs of trauma
- Mood changes in your loved one
- Missing personal items
- Lack of staffing around