Understanding Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

While many residents enjoy a high quality of life because of the services they receive while living in a nursing home, emotional abuse can occur and may seriously affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Emotional abuse, unlike physical abuse, can be difficult to prove and substantiate. Sadly, this is especially true for residents that have an impaired capacity for communication or who suffer from dementia.

Emotional abuse in any circumstance is unacceptable, but is particularly troubling when the population is as vulnerable as nursing home residents may be. The San Antonio lawyers at Chris Mayo Law Firm are dedicated to preserving the dignity of those living in nursing homes and holding individuals and facilities engaging in emotional abuse responsible for their actions.

Common Forms of Emotional Abuse

There is no legitimate reason to incur emotional abuse, but it does happen. Unfortunately, nursing home residents may encounter the following forms of emotional abuse:

  • Isolation from friends and activities
  • A lack of attention to residents’ wants and needs
  • Verbal taunts & threats

Nursing home facilities often pride themselves on the social activities available to their residents, so residents expect that social opportunities will be made available to them. Isolating residents from their friends and activities can have a significant impact upon their health and mental wellbeing.

Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in San Antonio Today

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been emotionally abused, the legal representation of the San Antonio legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm could be critical in ending the abuse and holding those responsible financially accountable for their actions. Contact us today at (210) 999-9999 to learn more.

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