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Title: Different Types of Elder Abuse Experienced In a Nursing Home


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Types of Elder Abuse Experienced in a Nursing Home
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Introduction
  • Nursing home is not an easy decision. You take
    this tough decision to give our aging loved ones
    proper attention and care. One of the most
    important things that you should never need to
    fear is elder abuse in a nursing home. It is
    distressing for a family to hear that their loved
    one is injured or killed in a place to which they
    completely trust.

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Elder Abuse
  • Elder Abuse means any type of abuse which is
    faced by an aged or elderly person. This is
    categorized into various types and each one can
    have life-changing effects on those who face
    them. This includes anxiety, fear, broken bones
    and in some situations death as well.

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Types of Elder Abuse
  • The common types of Elder Abuse experienced in
    nursing homes are
  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Medical Negligence or Neglect
  • Financial Abuse

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Physical Abuse
  • It is any non-incidental use of power against an
    elderly individual which leads to pain, injury,
    death or impairment. This type of abuse is often
    easy to detect.  In order to avoid this, agent
    under Medical Power of attorney.
  • Nursing home injuries from physical abuse are
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Sprains
  • Marks
  • Overdoses
  • Broken bones
  • Bleeding
  • Welts

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Psychological Abuse
  • This abuse is very difficult to identify as the
    residents of a nursing home hardly discuss it.
    Besides, it is more common when compared with
    physical abuse and can be executed by fellow or
    staff residents.
  • The psychological abuses are
  • Intimidating or threatening residents
  • Teasing or humiliating patients
  • Blaming or make the elderly person feel guilty
    for the required care
  • Menacing or threatening so they fear for their
    safety
  • Verbal abuse such as profanity
  • Isolating the elderly individual from friends and
    activities or ignoring them

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Medical Negligence or Neglect
  • This is the effect of unqualified and overcrowded
    facilities. The outcomes of neglect can be
    similar as physical abuse but are more difficult
    to detect.
  • The medical negligence or neglect is described
    as
  • Lack of care for medical conditions-bedsores,
    failure to change incontinence apparel
  • Failure to provide medication on time
  • Failure to aid or monitor elderly person with
    nutrition
  • Lengthy periods without supervision
  • Failure to direct the patient care with all the
    providers to assure continuity
  • Medicating with antipsychotic drugs not
    prescribed by the physician.

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Financial Abuse
  • Elderly person who suffers from dementia or lost
    mental capacity are particularly vulnerable to
    this type of abuse. It includes theft of money or
    property of elderly person. Some of the signs
    that your loved one might by a victim would be
  • loss of cash or possessions,
  • changes in their financial situation,

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Need an Attorney for Nursing Home Abuse? Contact
Us
  • Address
  • 125 N. Executive Drive, Suite 210, 
  • Brookfield, WI, 53005
  • Website
  • http//www.elderlawcenterofwisconsin.com

Phone (262) 812-6262
Fax (480) 969-0079
Toll Free (866) 865-3306
Email info_at_elderlawcenterwi.com
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