How to Prevent Elder Physical Abuse
By visiting often, paying attention to social and visual cues, and keeping track of your loved one’s physical and mental condition, you should catch signs of physical abuse in time to put an end to it. Even if your loved one doesn’t show physical signs of abuse, he or she may have an internal injury or bruising beneath clothing. Pay attention to behavioral changes, such as tense or strained relationships with employees or withdrawal from typical activities.
We hope loved ones will speak up about physical abuse in a nursing home, but sadly, this isn’t usually what happens. Elder victims of abuse may struggle with dementia or Alzheimer’s and are incapable of explaining the abuse they’re suffering. They may stay quiet for fear of an employee punishing them further or from fear of not being believed. Whatever the reason, it’s up to a family member or friend of sound mind to pay attention during visits and report any suspicious activities for their loved ones.
Your Elder Abuse Attorneys in Kansas City
We’ve dedicated most of our practice to representing nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits. Spencer Eisenmenger has handled many complex cases of resident injuries and complications. Our firm has built a reputation for being knowledgeable and highly experienced in the field of nursing home negligence and abuse throughout Missouri and Kansas. Don’t hesitate to contact our Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyers.
Do You Believe Your Loved One May Be Experiencing Elder Abuse or Neglect in Kansas City, Missouri?
If you feel your loved one is being subjected to elder abuse you should speak with an experienced elder abuse lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.