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Spotting Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Thousands of people have to place their loved ones in nursing home facilities annually, often because they are unable to give them the attention and physical or medical care that they need on a daily basis. In addition to meeting the physical needs of a resident, such as providing proper nutrition and medication, the staff at a nursing home should do their utmost to ensure the emotional well-being of all residents. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, as residents are made to suffer emotional abuse. While such abuse can be harder to detect, there are certain signs that could indicate such abuse is happening.

Indicators of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse can take many different forms and can leave lasting damage on residents. However, spotting it early can reduce the chances of this lasting damage happening. Some indicators that a person is suffering from emotional abuse include:

  • Mood swings
  • Decreased social interaction
  • Negativity
  • Depression
  • Feelings of being worthless
  • Self-enforced isolation

These behaviors could suggest that a person you care about is suffering from emotional abuse at the hands of his or her caretaker at a nursing home. When you notice such signs, you are not without options for holding the party responsible for such abuse accountable.

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Knowing that you or someone you love has been the victim of emotional abuse is not easy to face, but the qualified attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to talk about pursuing legal action and potentially obtaining restitution.