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4. Victimized in the nursing home: emotional abuse

Look for signs your loved one is being emotionally abused or intimidated by a caregiver, nurse, or attendant. Frequent arguments or tension between your loved one and their caregiver or threatening, belittling, or controlling behavior from the caregiver can also be signs of emotional abuse. Keep a lookout for changed or strange behavior from your loved ones:

  • Rocking back and forth
  • Sucking on hands and fingers
  • Mumbling to themselves

5. A nursing home nightmare: sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is a very real threat for residents. Whether you're the family of a resident or the caregiver of a patient, you must always be on the lookout for signals a resident is being sexually abused. You can stop nursing home abuse cases when you are looking for the signs. Signs of sexual abuse include: 

  • Bloody, stained, or torn underclothing
  • Bruised genitals or breasts
  • Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Unexplained genital infections or venereal disease
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Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions

What are the long term effects of elder abuse?

Long-term effects of elder abuse include physical injuries, depression and anxiety.

What happens when you report elder abuse?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Protective Services (WDHP) will send a case worker to investigate, report, and recommend the necessary response.

What qualifies as financial abuse for elders?

Financial abuse of elders is applicable when a person knowingly and by deception or intimidation obtains control over the property of an elderly person (someone over that age of 60).

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