The elderly rely on the services provided by a nursing home to complete the most basic daily tasks. Their need for 24/7 care is why families select the best—and most affordable—nursing home possible.
No matter how much your loved one pays for care, all elderly residents deserve quality treatment and attention. If an employee is emotionally abusing your loved one, it is important that you take immediate action.
Emotional abuse is never acceptable and it is especially tragic when the victims are elderly. Valuable resources exist that can help navigate you through this challenging time.
If your loved one experienced emotional abuse and the nursing home did nothing to correct the situation, you may be entitled to filing a personal injury claim. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we offer free case evaluations and you owe us nothing unless we collect compensation for you. For your free case evaluation, call us now: (800) 933-4159.
Resources for Emotional Abuse and Your Elderly Loved One
One of the most helpful resources for emotional abuse and other types of elder abuse is the National Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC). Each state has an ombudsman office established to resolve complaints and to advocate for the rights of nursing home residents.
In addition to these services, the NORC contains valuable information regarding a variety of topics regarding senior care. Seeking online resources and contacting your state ombudsman office are two ways to explore information regarding elder abuse and other important information.
Resources for Caregivers
Your loved one may reside in a nursing home but that does not mean you do not experience stress over their situation. When you expect emotional abuse of your loved one by staff, you may feel a variety of emotions such as anger, sadness, and guilt.
Worrying about your loved one and their quality of life is especially difficult if you live far from them. If you do live close to them, you may find your busy schedule makes it challenging to visit them.
Whether it is your parent, a relative, or simply an elderly person you have come to love, it is normal to experience a wave of emotions regarding their care.
Resources exist to help caregivers of all types. Some of the most popular agencies that provide caregiver tips include:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- National Alliance for Caregiving
- I’m a Caregiver/Medicare.gov
The stress of your loved one’s emotional abuse can take a toll on your physical health. By reaching out and establishing a network of support, you can find others dealing with similar situations.
Exploring valuable resources can open your eyes to what is normal, what is not, and what you need to do to best help your loved one.
Your loved one may need more help than you can provide. These valuable resources, along with resources within your community, are tools to help you spot potential abuse and how to report it.
Emotional Abuse of the Elderly is Not Acceptable
Discovering your loved one is suffering from emotional abuse is very upsetting. While you may want to immediately confront the abuser, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible.
Signs of possible emotional abuse are often hard to detect. If you live far from your loved one, ask a friend or neighbor to visit and watch for signs of abuse.
If you do happen to visit and witness the abuse, document everything. Should administration turn a deaf ear to your concerns, seek legal representation.
How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help Nursing Home Residents
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we have legal teams located throughout the United States. We handle nursing home abuse cases and are eager to pursue justice on your behalf.
We understand how insurance companies try to get victims to accept a settlement. Their high-pressure tactics are not fair. Do not speak with them and seek legal representation instead.
We do not advise you to negotiate with insurance companies on your own. They are skilled at what they do and you may be feeling too emotional to deal with them successfully.
When you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company, you lose your right to pursue possible compensation later, should your loved one’s condition worsen. It is important that you do not sign any documents without securing legal services first.
If we are unable to reach a fair settlement out of court, we are willing to go to trial. The time for filing a civil action passes quickly due to the statute of limitations. It is imperative to contact us as soon as you are able to do so.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Now
Nursing homes are often understaffed, resulting in overworked—and underpaid—staff. This is no excuse for the mistreatment of the elderly residents who pay thousands each month to live there.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering emotional abuse caused by nursing home staff, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a free case evaluation. There is no need to worry about providing money for our services upfront. We do not collect a fee unless we secure compensation for you.
Watching your loved one’s health decline as they age is emotional enough. Learning that their last few years consisted of threats, yelling, and intimidation is maddening. If your elderly loved one experienced this and more, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now to explore your options for civil action: (800) 842-6336.
Let our nursing home lawyers handle the details of your case so you can focus on the resources you need for your own emotional and physical health. By pursuing civil action against the nursing home, you protect your loved one and others by making the facility accountable for the actions of their negligent staff.