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how to recognize abuse and neglect
Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse can be a "hidden problem" because the victims are often not capable of expressing pain or reporting the neglect or abuse on their own. Thus, it is extraordinarily important that others be watchful for any signs or symptoms of abuse. Any one or more of the following signs could evidence nursing home abuse or neglect and warrants investigation:
If you have any suspicion that a loved one may have been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please feel free to contact our office using our toll-free number (888)922-2889 or by submitting a free case review request on this website. You should also consider reporting the matter to the director of nursing and the facility administrator. In addition, or alternatively, you may report the matter to the facility ombudsman, or notify the state and federal hotlines. We would be glad to assist you in locating the appropriate government authorities to file a complaint.