Louisville, Kentucky, Nursing Home Lawyers
Psychological abuse of nursing home residents occurs far more frequently than originally thought or reported. Elderly residents can be screamed at, berated, threatened, ignored, ridiculed, cursed, or forced into solitary confinement. Forced isolation can have serious psychological consequences and regularly leads to physical injury.
Psychological abuse is hard to discover because it leaves no physical injuries, yet psychological abuse can lead to significant injuries and cause the elderly resident to be more susceptible to physical injury. The heightened stress associated with psychological abuse can cause a resident to rest poorly, stop eating, become withdrawn, and stop enjoying life. Some warning signs of psychological abuse with nursing home residents are:
- Physical exhaustion
- Being emotionally upset or agitated
- Being extremely withdrawn and non-communicative or non-responsive
- Unusual behavior usually attributed to dementia (e.g., sucking, biting, rocking)
- An elder’s report of being verbally or emotionally mistreated
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When you have entrusted the care and treatment of a loved one to a nursing home or other facility and have been betrayed by a lack of care and treatment, The Greene Law Firm will fight for you and your loved one to ensure that they are fairly compensated for the injuries they have sustained. We know how to investigate nursing home abuse or assisted living care abuse. This includes aggressively seeking pertinent documents, compassionately explaining the legal process to clients, working tirelessly to hold the nursing home or assisted living facility responsible and ultimately, if necessary, presenting the case to a jury. Taking legal action will not only hold the nursing home or other facility responsible for their actions, it may improve conditions and the level of care and treatment at that facility in the future. If your loved one has suffered an injury related to bed sores at a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact our firm.