FIGHTING BACK! VictimS of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Make it Public and File Suit Against Owners [video]

Making the Case | The rights of nursing home residents and families

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common, and many cases go unreported.

However, there are standards of care that nursing homes must meet. If they fail to meet these standards, victims and their families can sue in civil court.

Nursing home abuse can involve intentional physical violence, sexual assault, psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. While some forms of abuse are obvious, others are harder to detect.

Signs of nursing home abuse or neglect may include:

Broken bones, bruising or cuts

Frequent infections


Mood swings and emotional outbursts

Refusal to eat or take medications Or

Unexplained weight loss

If you believe your loved one has been abused or neglected by a nursing home or assisted living facility, visit

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