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Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Non-Physical Abuse is Still Abuse. Call our Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys.

Not all forms of nursing home abuse are easy to identify. In some cases, abuse is subtle and insidious. One such type of elder abuse is that of emotional abuse. While it is not as obvious as bed sores, sepsis, or even financial exploitation, it can cause just as much damage to the victim. If you believe that your loved one is suffering from some form of emotional abuse, we encourage you to get in touch with our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers from Pintas & Mullins as soon as possible. We serve clients in all 50 states, and will travel to meet you.

Contact our Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys today for your free case review.

Psychological Abuse Can Be Devastating

Emotional abuse refers to when a caregiver, volunteer, resident, or staff member causes psychological damage.

Common forms of elder emotional abuse include:

  • Humiliating or ridiculing the resident
  • Blaming or using the resident as a scapegoat
  • Intimidating the resident with threats or yelling
  • Isolating the resident from social activities
  • Ignoring the resident entirely

Elderly Abuse Is Far Too Common

In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse and the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated that more than 435,000 cases of elder emotional abuse was reported in 2012. This type of behavior can cause your loved one to feel hopeless, insecure, and vulnerable—something that is made even worse by knowing residents are entirely dependent on the facility for everything from their meals, to hygiene care, to mobility and socialization. Because they are so vulnerable, many residents are hesitant to report the abuse and are often manipulated or intimidated to stay quiet and subdued.

Let Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Help You

If you or someone you love is being victimized by emotional or psychological abuse, we urge you to contact an attorney from Pintas & Mullins. We offer free, confidential consultations and are available to travel to you.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today. We are available 24/7!