At Donaldson Law, LLC, our nursing home abuse attorneys in Denver understand that the growing number of aging residents throughout Colorado increases the number of individuals who depend on nursing homes and assisted living facilities for access to around-the-clock care.
The National Council on Aging, or NCOA, reported that one in ten adults over the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse, with estimates ranging as high as five million elders who are abused throughout the country each year.
Unfortunately, the study by the NCOA also estimated that only one in 24 elder abuse cases are reported to the authorities.
Our dedicated personal injury attorneys and support staff in Colorado believe identifying nursing home or assisted living elder abuse is the first line of defense for stopping these dangerous circumstances and conditions from continuing.
Here are a few signs that your loved one may be suffering in silence.
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What are the Most Common Types of Elder Abuse in Colorado?
The National Institute on Aging lists four major types of nursing home negligence and abuse, which include:
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional or Psychological Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Financial Abuse
What are the Most Common Signs of Emotional, Physical, Sexual & Financial Nursing Home Abuse in Colorado?
Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect in Denver may include, but is not limited to:
- Unexplained bruises, burns, or scars
- Restraint marks
- Broken bones, sprains, or dislocations
- Unexplained weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration
- Irritation or acts of violence
- Soiled bedding
- Behavior consistent with being frightened or nervous around certain staff members
- Trouble sleeping
- Refusing to see visitors
- Changes in appearance and personal hygiene
- Depression or confusion
- Lack of participation in activities that were once enjoyable
- Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing
- Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
- Traumatized or withdrawn behavior
- Broken or missing personal property
- Inconsistencies in prescriptions, including signs of under- or overuse
- Missing personal belongings, money, checks/debit cards, or other valuables
When abuse occurs inside a nursing home or assisted living facility, the liable party can be one staff member, a combination of employees, third-party vendors or contractors, and the facility for allowing the abuse to occur. We can help you pinpoint the responsible parties, so we can pursue the financial compensation your loved one needs to move forward while stopping these injurious conditions from affecting anyone else in the elder community.
Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Denver, Colorado for a Free Consultation Today
If you believe your loved one is suffering from abuse or has sustained an injury due to the negligence of their nursing home or assisted living facility, contact our personal injury attorneys in Denver, Colorado at Donaldson Law, LLC by calling (303) 458-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free confidential consultation today to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process, so you can pursue the best outcome available for your unique case.