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Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Understanding the Various Forms of Elder Emotional Abuse

Senior adults can experience emotional abuse at the hands of family members, hired caregivers, medical staff, nursing home staff, and others. It can have powerfully negative implications for the senior on the other end of the cruelty, and emotionally abused seniors can develop depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses that can have a direct, trickle-down effect on their physical health. As such, symptoms of emotional abuse warrant special concern from family members and caregivers.

How to Assess Your Loved One for Potential Indicators of Emotional Abuse

You can help your senior by deliberately assessing the development of their social habits, communicative abilities, and the health of their relationships during their time in an assisted living facility. Take special notice when your senior grows quiet around staff members or becomes upset around specific CNAs, nurses, or other caregivers. Also make an effort to dialogue as much as possible with your senior about whether their needs are being met, how much time the staff spend with them, how often their requests for help go ignored, and how the staff treat them. Do not give up asking them about the treatment they are receiving, even if they avoid answering, as this could be a sign that they are

If You See Signs of Emotional Abuse, Contact a Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Right Away

Emotional abuse is just as serious and consequential as physical, verbal, or sexual abuse. That’s why our team of Greenville nursing home abuse lawyers at Christian & Christian is prepared to go to bat for you and your loved one as soon as you see any signs that they are receiving care that is inadequate, unhealthy, or plainly abusive. Don’t’ wait to get in touch with a member of our team and take advantage of our complimentary consultation.

Call us at (864) 408-8890 or send us an email to schedule your first meeting with us.


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