3 Phone Calls to Make if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

by Staff Blogger | November 8th, 2017

Unexplained bruises, foul odors, bed sores, and the sudden onset of anxiety or depression are all warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.

If you notice any of those signs in your loved one, your first instinct is to protect them immediately. However, it can be difficult to determine the right course of action for removing someone from harm’s way when they’re living in a nursing home or facility. Many assisted living facilities have red tape and guidelines that make moving or releasing residents a slow and tedious process.

Thankfully, you aren’t without recourse or help. If you suspect abuse or neglect at your loved one’s nursing home, call these 3 numbers:

  1. The nursing home’s help line. Many nursing homes have help lines that connect to supervisors, managers, or medical staff. You can use the help line to report any injuries or illnesses your loved one has suffered.
  2. A Nashville nursing home abuse lawyer. At Ponce Law, we’re dedicated to standing up for the rights of abused or neglected nursing home residents, and we’re ready to begin working on your behalf.
  3. 911. If your loved one’s health is in immediate danger and if they aren’t getting sufficient medical attention at their nursing home or facility, call 911.

It’s important to act immediately if you suspect abuse or neglect, as some injuries and illnesses can worsen or leave your loved one at risk of infection or systemic complications.

Don’t wait to get your loved one the help they need—including experienced legal representation. Call any of our offices in Middle Tennessee today for a free consultation.