People are living longer and healthier lives. However, as America’s population ages, there has been a steady rise of residents in nursing homes across Chicago and Illinois. It happens when family members or friends are just not able to take care of an elderly loved one or an ill family member who needs more nursing or medical assistance. For those individuals, they may be placed in a nursing home.
The U.S. Center on Aging, National Center on Elder Abuse, reports that there is an epidemic of elder abuse in nursing homes in the United States. The baby boomer population is aging. Generally speaking, the baby boomer population outnumbers all the rest of the segments of the U.S. population. For that reason, baby boomers are becoming more frequent occupants of nursing facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities. It is also is a fact that about 1/3 of all nursing homes in the United States have at one time or another been charged with abuse of its residents.
Abuse of the elderly or the infirmed can take many forms. One of those is emotional abuse.
Emotional abuse can be difficult to detect. Emotional abuse can occur when a nursing home employee threatens, neglects, degrades or causes other psychological harm to a nursing home resident.
Other possible forms of emotional abuse at nursing homes are by verbal threats, insults, the silent treatment, humiliation, isolation and harassment.
Naturally, the effects of emotional abuse at nursing homes may have severe implications on the resident.
If you or someone else you know has been a victim of nursing home emotional abuse, please don’t hesitate. Call Kreisman Law Offices for an immediate free consultation.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been successfully handling Chicago and Illinois nursing home abuse cases, assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities for more than 40 years. Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding communities and has successfully resolved cases for those injured or abused in nursing home settings for these many years.
By calling Kreisman Law Offices and consulting with our attorneys, it will be one step closer to ending the emotional abuse of you or your loved one at an Illinois nursing home, assisted living facility or long-term care facility.
With our years of experience in trying and settling nursing home abuse cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.