Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

If you have parents or grandparents in a nursing home, the last thing you want to think about is elder abuse. Even the best short-term care insurance for seniors can’t guarantee that caretakers are doing what they’re supposed to. Here are a few signs of elder abuse you should know how to spot.

If your parent or grandparent is often bruised, or has unexplained broken bones, this could be a sign of elder abuse. Likewise, marks from restraints, like ropes, on the wrists could be a similar indicator. A caretaker not wanting to discuss such marks or bruises is a similar signifier.

Any caretaker not allowing you to speak with your parent or grandparent alone is clearly engaged in malicious behavior. If you suspect such activities then you should report their behavior to the authorities and pull your older relative from the nursing home to preserve their health. If you don’t, they could come to further harm.