Nursing Home NeglectTypes of Nursing Home Abuse

June 28, 2023by kelleyfirm0

When we entrust our elderly loved ones to nursing homes, we expect them to receive compassionate care and support. However, nursing home abuse is an unfortunate reality that can have devastating consequences for residents. At Kelley Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and holding those responsible for abuse accountable. In this blog post, we will discuss the various types of nursing home abuse and how our legal team can assist you in seeking justice.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse involves any form of unwanted physical contact that causes harm or injury to a nursing home resident. This can include acts such as slapping, hitting, shoving, and forceful grabbing. Our experienced attorneys understand the signs of physical abuse and work diligently to gather evidence, consult with medical professionals, and build a strong case on behalf of the victim.


Neglect is a distressing form of nursing home abuse where the basic needs of residents are not met. This includes failing to provide adequate nutrition, proper hygiene, timely medical care, and necessary medication administration. Our legal team is skilled in identifying neglect and will pursue legal action to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

Mental/Emotional Abuse

Mental or emotional abuse aims to cause emotional distress or mental harm to nursing home residents. This can involve yelling, swearing, ignoring, belittling, or condescending behavior towards residents. Our compassionate attorneys understand the profound impact of mental abuse on elderly individuals and are dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a deeply disturbing form of nursing home abuse that involves any nonconsensual or unwanted sexual act inflicted upon a resident. It is crucial to recognize that individuals with cognitive impairments or disabilities may be unable to give consent. If you suspect sexual abuse, our legal team will support you throughout the legal process and work tirelessly to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse occurs when an individual exploits a nursing home resident for personal financial gain. This can include unauthorized withdrawals, coercion, or manipulation to gain control over the resident’s assets or financial affairs. Our dedicated attorneys will fight to protect the rights of victims and pursue compensation for any financial losses incurred due to abuse.

In conclusion, at Kelley Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact that nursing home abuse can have on residents and their families. Our experienced team of attorneys is well-versed in the various types of abuse that can occur and will provide compassionate and diligent representation throughout your case. If you suspect that you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are here to listen, support, and fight for justice on your behalf.

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