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What is emotional abuse of a nursing home resident?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
Emotional or psychological abuse toward a nursing home resident is inflicting anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts. It can be verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, and/or harassment. In addition, it is considered abuse to treat a capable resident as an child, giving the resident a "silent treatment", or isolating them from his/her family, friends, or even regular activities.
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