Lake Zurich Elder Abuse AttorneyNursing home abuse is a reprehensible issue that affects vulnerable elderly residents who rely on these facilities for care, comfort, and support. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), approximately one in 10 nursing home residents in this country experiences some form of abuse. Unfortunately, various forms of abuse can occur within nursing homes, causing physical, emotional, or psychological harm to the residents.

The following are the most frequent types of abuse. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer immediately.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is the intentional use of force to cause harm to a nursing home resident. There are a number of different types of physical abuse that can be inflicted on a resident. Examples include slapping, hitting, restraining, pushing, or using excessive force during caregiving activities. It can result in bruises, fractures, cuts, or other visible injuries. Sometimes, signs of physical abuse may be hidden, such as unexplained injuries or sudden changes in a resident’s behavior.