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Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly abuse by nursing home staff is a growing problem in the United States. Sadly, approximately 1 in 3 nursing homes in the country has been cited for an abuse case. Even with this high number, most episodes of abuse go unreported. There are many different kinds of abuse that can occur in a nursing home, including emotional abuse.

If you suspect that a loved one is being abused in a nursing home, don’t hesitate to act. Calling for an investigation and consulting with knowledgeable attorney is in your best interest in order to protect your elderly loved one. The Danville nursing home abuse attorneys from Spiros Law, P.C., want to help you seek the justice that you and your loved ones deserve. Contact our offices today at (217) 443-4343.

Examples of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse in nursing homes can be verbal or nonverbal, outspoken or subtle. Here are some examples of emotional abuse that commonly affect nursing home residents:

  • Ignoring or intentionally isolating a resident
  • Making fun of or humiliating a resident, sometimes in front of others
  • Habitually blaming a resident for problems that may occur
  • Scaring or terrorizing a resident
  • Threatening or yelling at a resident

These are only some of the forms that emotional abuse may take, but overall, this type of mistreatment can lead to mental distress and anguish for an elderly individual.

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If a loved one has suffered emotional abuse in a nursing home, please contact a dedicated Danville nursing home abuse lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., By taking action today, you may help prevent others from being abused in the future. Contact our offices at (217) 443-4343 for more information.