At Lanzone Morgan, we have years of experience handling elder abuse cases, both in daycare facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Over the years, we have come across some of the most disturbing abuse cases, but using our profound experience, we were able to get our clients legally compensated for the things they were made to go through. While getting monetary benefits may not matter for you right now, you are legally entitled to be compensated for any medical bills and the suffering.
Almost all of the abuse risks that an elderly resident might have to face in a skilled nursing facility are also present in adult day care. Some elderly patients may be so mentally and physically frail, that they might lack the ability to convey to their loved ones that they are being abused. Therefore, family, friends, or any other caregiver responsible for dropping off the adult at the daycare facility should always be on the lookout for such signs which point to abuse.
Easy to point out, physical abuse is one of the most prominent abuses involved in such cases. You should always look for signs like bruises, marks, cuts, signs of restraints, and any unnecessary spots on the skin, which might be pointing to abuse.
Any sort of unwanted or inappropriate gesture can be considered sexual abuse. Bleeding in the private areas, bruises or marks in or around the genital region, or sudden changes in behavior, all of these are symptoms of sexual abuse.
Patients suffering mental impairments should not be given expensive gadgets, or huge amounts of hard cash. In a large number of cases, we found out that staff members of an elder daycare facility were asking elderly residents to write checks for them for personal use.
Changes in behavior or a negative perspective are all warning signs that an elder might be facing lack of respect due to verbal abuse. If you notice that your elderly relative is fearful or confused if they want to go to the daycare facility, this means you should look into the matter.