At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys know that removing your loved one from their home, and placing them into a facility that offers around-the-clock care is a major decision.

The latest statistics reported by KFF, an independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, reported that of the more than 54.1 million elderly adults who are 65 or older in the U.S., 1.3 million live in nursing homes, representing 2.4% of the elderly population. In addition, another 918,700 elderly Americans reside in assisted living facilities.

Closer to home, it is estimated that nearly 28,300 people live in nursing homes throughout Georgia. This means countless family members and friends rely on these facilities to provide top-notch care to their loved ones, so they can experience the quality of life they deserve.

When that standard of care is not present, elderly residents may face neglect or abuse that compromises their well-being. Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys are committed to protecting our most vulnerable Georgia residents by helping the public identify the potential signs that something is wrong, so they can get help sooner than later.

What are the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia?

Although not an exhaustive list, some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect that friends and family members should look out for include:

  • Appearing frightened or nervous around certain staff members.
  • Avoiding social activities.
  • Bedsores.
  • Broken or missing personal property.
  • Changes in appearance and personal hygiene.
  • Depression or confusion.
  • Irritation or acts of violence.
  • Refusing to see visitors.
  • Restraint marks.
  • Soiled bedding.
  • Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing.
  • Traumatized or withdrawn behavior.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Unexplained bruises, burns, scars, broken bones, sprains, or dislocations.
  • Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding.
  • Unexplained weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration.
  • Variations in prescription drug use, including signs of under- or overuse.

Your loved one deserves to live in a safe facility that provides the care they need to live with dignity, so their quality of life improves with the comfort of living outside of their homes.

To determine which person, party, or combination of parties is responsible for your loved one’s injuries, we will review all the potentially negligent circumstances to uncover who is liable, so we can stop this behavior immediately and get your loved one the help they need.

Contact Our Trusted Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Georgia

At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have earned our clients’ trust with hard work and expertise and have an exceptional reputation with other law firms and in our communities. We can provide the same service for you and your family.

Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation, so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.

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