Mental abuse can be emotional or psychological in nature. It is speaking or treating the elderly in such a manner as to cause emotional pain or distress.

Many elderly residents remain silent about their abuse, fearing subsequent, more devastating abuse. This can make determining if mental abuse is occurring difficult. However, nursing home staff are required by federal and state laws to treat all residents with dignity and respect. Actively causing distress to the resident through emotional and psychological means may be mental abuse and is unlawful.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of mental abuse, the nursing home or assisted living facility may be held accountable. Our attorneys have experience representing victims and families who have been harmed by nursing home and assisted living facility neglect and abuse. If you would like to discuss your case or want more information, please contact our offices for a confidential consultation.


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We serve families of loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, day centers, wheelchair van transports, malpractice, and home care. Our firm helps victims of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, no matter which county, town, or city they live in. We also answer requests to consult with other lawyers and help represent families and victims in many other states.

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