Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes: Let Us Help You & Your Loved One
Sexual violence against the elderly is one of the most deplorable types of nursing home abuse. Often perpetrated on those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is also one of the most difficult to identify. This makes knowing how to spot signs of sexual abuse all the more important. If you suspect a loved one is being sexually mistreated, you need an aggressive nursing home abuse attorney on your side immediately.
Signs Of Sexual Abuse
Signs of sexual abuse in a nursing home include:
- Bruising around hips, breasts, and buttocks
- Bleeding from the genitals or anus
These are often clear indications of assault and should be treated as criminal acts. You will want a nursing home abuse lawyer on your side right away to investigate the situation, identify the liable parties, and protect your loved one against future indignities and mistreatment.
Signs Of Sexual Mistreatment
As with psychological and emotional abuse, many of the signs of sexual mistreatment are not quite as obvious as bruises. These can include:
- Noticeable fear or discomfort around nursing home staff
- Withdrawal from other residents and group activities
- Agitation and aggression
- Depression and anxiety
- Unusual habits or behaviors
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While these particular signs of nursing home abuse can point to all manner of mistreatment, they should never go ignored. If you are comfortable talking to certain staff members, you can bring your concerns to their attention. However, if you suspect abuse is causing these changes it is important to speak with a nursing home lawyer to better understand your loved one’s rights.
If you suspect a loved one is being sexually abused in his or her care facility, please contact our experienced Seattle nursing home lawyer today. We represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Washington State.
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