Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes
Apart from the many professional and medical services available at nursing homes, the social opportunities available in these facilities can be critical to a resident’s wellbeing. As such, nursing home residents have every reason to expect professional service and opportunities to engage in socially stimulating activities.
While many people who live in nursing homes benefit greatly from the services available at their facilities, the wellbeing of some is instead hindered when abuse occurs. In particular, the consequences of emotional abuse can be devastating to both the emotional and physical health of an individual and should never be tolerated.
Indications of Emotional Abuse
Since some individuals in nursing homes may not be capable of effectively communicating what has occurred to them, emotional abuse can be the catalyst to an even more troubling situation. As such, knowing what the following indicators of emotional abuse are can be critical to preventing any further abuse:
- Prolonged and unreasonable sense of fear or anxiety
- A lack of interest in social interaction
- Shifts in behavior that are uncharacteristic or unexplained
Nursing home residents should be able to expect to be treated with the respect and care that will contribute to their overall wellbeing. When residents of nursing homes are isolated from friends and/or activities, the emotional toll can be particularly severe.
Contact an Atlanta Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today
At Ausband & Dumont, our Atlanta legal team treats cases of emotional abuse in nursing homes very seriously and we will aggressively pursue financial abuse from any responsible individual or company in the civil court system. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our lawyers today, please call (404) 812-0051.