Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Emotional Abuse & Neglect
Humiliation, ridicule, or threats are all forms of psychological abuse. This may manifest as isolation or an open disregard of the victim of such abuse.
Any nonconsensual sexual act, such as molestation of a patient is sexual abuse.
Usually the most obvious form of abuse, this involves any violence against the victim. This includes scratching, biting, hitting, punching, etc. Additionally, this includes unnecessary restraint.
Personal Hygiene & Basic Needs Neglect
It is a form of elder abuse when a patient is not granted the needed assistance to bathe or groom, or if they are not provided with a safe and clean living area.
Medical Abuse & Neglect
Failure to give proper medication and failure to notice forming issues are a couple of the common ways this may manifest. Signs of medical abuse & neglect may include malnourishment or dehydration.
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