Psychological / Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Representing Nursing Home Residents in New York & New Jersey

Not all abuse is physical. One of the most insidious and prevalent forms of elder abuse is psychological and emotional mistreatment. If you or your loved one has experienced emotional abuse at an assisted living center or long-term care facility, get in touch with a New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney right away. You could be entitled to compensation for the trauma you have suffered.

Forms of psychological and emotional abuse include the following:

  • Ridicule
  • Humiliation
  • Ignoring
  • Forced isolation from others
  • Scapegoating / blaming
  • Bullying / intimidating
  • Threats
  • Insults

How do I know if my loved one is being emotionally abused?

Emotional and psychological abuse is not always easy to identify. Watch for changes in behavior or personality, such as confusion, fearfulness / timidity, silence, or suddenly becoming withdrawn. Is your loved one finding it uncharacteristically difficult to answer your questions clearly or to maintain eye contact? These are often signs of emotional or physical abuse. Other indicators could include depression, moodiness, or tension with certain people who care for them.

Elderly individuals can suffer emotional abuse from family members, caretakers, and nursing home staff members. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 contains a bill of rights for nursing home residents, including the right to be treated with dignity and the right to freedom from abuse and neglect. If your loved one's rights have been violated, talk to an attorney who can help you build a case and take legal action against the perpetrators. The team at Morelli Law Firm has won more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We are prepared to stand up for you.

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Do not hesitate to act if your loved one's nursing home rights have been violated. Learn how our dedicated team of New York and New Jersey attorneys is prepared to take legal action to defend those rights. Call Morelli Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.