Emotional Abuse Of Elderly Cannot Be Tolerated
Family members trust that when they admit their loved one to a nursing home, they will be cared for physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, cases of emotional abuse occur, leaving an elderly or incapacitated individual traumatized and suffering in many different ways. If you believe your loved one has experienced or is currently experiencing emotional abuse in a nursing home, assisted living facility or other facility, or even by a home health care provider, it is essential that you take action now to stop the abuse or seek remedies for abuse that has already occurred.
At Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, we handle all types of elderly abuse and neglect cases, including those involving emotional trauma. Whether your loved one is a parent, grandparent or other relative, our firm is committed to standing up for his or her rights. We have handled cases involving verbal threats, insults, humiliation, intimidation, manipulation and isolation, among others. Our compassionate lawyers take these cases seriously and act swiftly on your behalf to protect your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Symptoms Of Nursing Home Emotional Abuse
Though the symptoms of emotional abuse may be subtle, it is important that you know them in order to identify abuse when there is a problem.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Agitation or anxiety
- Emotional withdrawal
- Nervous behavior
In all interactions with a nursing home resident, it is best to be vigilant and make note of any changes in behavior, disappearance of personal items or overall, anything that may feel “off” with your loved one. If the nursing home has no explanation for the behavior, something else may be going on.
We Will Help You Determine If Legal Action Is Warranted
Do not be afraid to take immediate action if you suspect that a loved one is being emotionally abused or traumatized in a nursing home. Contact us online now to learn more about how we handle these sensitive cases.
Our lawyers are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call toll free 800-360-2889.