There are different types of abuse from which the elderly can suffer. When a family member has been victimized in a nursing home, you could be entitled to pursue a claim against the facility and/or caregiver. Contacting a Louisville nursing home abuse lawyer can help you learn what steps you need to take next.
Elderly abuse comes in many forms—physical, emotional, financial, neglect and sexual. The elderly are often the most vulnerable victims. Learning the signs of the different types of abuse can help stop it.
Here are 5 signs of elderly sexual abuse:
- difficulty controlling bladder and bowel;
- diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease;
- fear of a particular person;
- evidence of injuries in the genital/anus area; and
- resistance to receiving a bath or getting changed.
Victims of sexual abuse may have been threatened or feel afraid to tell someone. Recognizing these signs can help.
Learning the 5 ways to stop elderly abuse from happening can help protect family members. However, if your loved one has become a victim, contact a Louisville nursing home abuse lawyer to learn what legal options may be available.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.