What are the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect?

Despite the nursing home regulations from several agencies, many cases of nursing home abuse go unreported. Unfortunately, abuse can often be challenging to identify. However, there are still signs that you can watch out for, such as:

  • Open sores or cuts
  • Bruising, bleeding, or bandages
  • Restraint marks around mouth,  wrists, or ankles
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Unusual odors, an indication of soiling, and poor hygiene
  • Unclean facilities and rooms