The Four Types of Nursing Home Abuse in Idaho
Each year, nearly one in ten Americans is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Predators take advantage of these often helpless seniors, and they are unable to defend themselves. As a result, the abuse can go unnoticed and unreported for long periods of time. Knowing the types of Boise nursing home abuse can help you become more aware of the danger and possibly prevent it from happening to someone you love.
Physical abuse among the elderly often occurs in the form of hitting, pushing, biting, scratching and inappropriate use of restraints. This type of abuse has the most obvious signs, which often means it is easier to prove than other types of abuse.
Emotional abuse takes place when a caregiver causes emotional distress within a victim. Common examples of this type of abuse include humiliation, terrorizing, intimidation, or ignoring the elder. Additionally, blaming, scapegoating and demeaning behavior are also considered abuse.
Sexual abuse takes place when a caregiver engages in non-consensual sexual acts with an elder. Physical and emotional abuse may also factor into the sexual abuse, as the senior could be manipulated, coerced, tricked or forced into the act.
Financial abuse occurs when a caregiver steals money or other personal property from the senior. Coercing the patient into divulging financial information, such as bank account and credit card numbers. This also includes forcing the senior to make modifications to deeds, wills, or trusts.
Boise nursing home abuse and neglect is a disturbing and heartbreaking crime, but you can fight back against those who harmed the senior you love. Contact the Morton Law Offices to find out how we may be able to help you at 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021.
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