If your spouse, parent or other loved one is in a New York nursing home facility, then you likely worry about the treatment he or she receives when you and other family members are not around. While you can rely on logs, staff updates and other types of communication, these may not necessarily be reliable. This is particularly true in situations where your loved one is being mistreated.
In order to protect your loved one, be on the lookout for any signs of abuse or neglect. It is unlikely that a facility is going to call your attention to substandard care practices or abusive caregivers, so identifying such treatment can be up to you. Below are warning signs of abuse of which you should be aware.