Florida Elder Abuse Lawyers
Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes
While cases of physical abuse in nursing homes are unfortunately common in the news, emotional abuse is another form of elderly abuse that often goes undetected and unreported. Just like physical abuse, patients who are emotionally abused in nursing homes and assisted living centers can suffer real, long-lasting effects to both their physical and mental health.
If you suspect that a loved one is being emotionally abused in a nursing home environment, The Florida Law Group can help. Our Florida elder abuse lawyers will meet with you free of charge to discuss the situation and help you determine the best way to protect your loved one’s emotional well-being.
Signs That Nursing Home Resident Is Being Emotionally Abused
Unlike physical abuse where patients often exhibit outward signs, such as broken bones, cuts, scratches and bruising, emotional or psychological abuse can be hard to detect. Emotional abuse can take many different forms, including isolation, intimidation, humiliation, and ridicule. It can also involve rejecting or ignoring a resident, blaming the resident for things that are not his or her fault and even terrorizing the resident.
If you are concerned about psychological abuse in a nursing home environment, there are signs and indicators that you should be on the lookout for. Victims of this type of abuse often exhibit changes in behavior, including:
- Withdrawal from the nursing home environment
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Sudden changes in mood
- Lack of confidence or low self-esteem
- Physical outbursts and aggression
- Out of the ordinary or excessive crying
- Sudden changes in eating or sleeping habits
Emotional abuse is a very serious and real problem that can impact your quality of life and how long you will live. No one, especially vulnerable, elderly patients, should ever be abused or neglected by the very people who are supposed to care for and support them. If you suspect that a nursing home facility or staff member is mistreating a parent, spouse, grandparent, or other family members, you need to speak up. An attorney at our firm will evaluate your situation and help you take appropriate action to stop the abuse and make sure your loved one is protected.
Suspect Psychological Abuse in a Nursing Home? The Florida Law Group Can Help
At The Florida Law Group, we understand just how confusing it can be when you think that a loved one is being abused in a nursing home facility. You placed your trust in the hands of administrators and staff and never imagined that they would be the ones responsible for harming your loved one. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that nursing home abuse and neglect is all too common and can result in serious harm and even death. If your loved one is exhibiting signs of emotional abuse or is complaining about being mistreated by a staff member, we can help. The Florida Law Group offers free consultations where you can discuss your case with our experienced legal team. Call us today to at 833-352-5297 to schedule an appointment with our Florida elder abuse lawyers.