Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes
Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Do you suspect that your elderly loved one is being emotionally abused by nursing home staff? Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people who target seniors behind nursing home walls, and have a tendency to engage in an array of emotionally abusive, and destructive behaviors. Seeking professional help from Ace Law Group is the first step in helping your loved one break the cycle of abuse, and fighting back.
Founded in 2009, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have helped individuals and families recover millions of dollars in all types of personal injury claims, including those involving nursing home abuse and neglect.
Elements Of Emotional Abuse
Very similar to a child, elderly adults are physically and emotionally vulnerable. Seniors do not respond well to threats, social isolation, name calling, belittling and unreasonable control. The psychological effects of emotional abuse are well-studied and can lead to depression, assaultive behaviors, fear, anxiety, withdrawal and agitation.
If you have observed emotional withdrawal, depression or strained relationships with your loved one’s caregivers, he or she may be on the receiving end of emotionally abusive behaviors.
Signs of emotional abuse include:
- Mood swings
- Fear of caregivers
- Arguments with caregivers
- A sudden change in alertness
- Unexplained withdrawal from social activities
We cannot stress enough how important it is to remain alert. Abused residents often suffer in silence, especially when they are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. If you do notice changes in personality, mood, mental alertness or physical appearance, you should start questioning what is going on when nobody is looking.
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Contact us today if you have reason to believe that your elderly loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. In a free consultation, we would be glad to answer all of your questions and give you the insight and direction you need to take action on your case! Call 702-605-3113 to reach our firm.