There are thousands of people in nursing homes in the Providence area, as well as all over the country. Many of these people receive quality care as they live out their lives with as much dignity as possible given their unfortunate circumstances. However, there are many other elderly patients who are mistreated, neglected or abused at these elderly care facilities.
According to HelpGuide.org, there are different types of elderly abuse or nursing home neglect that take place in these facilities. Physical abuse is usually the easiest kind of abuse or neglect to detect. However, emotional abuse can be just as common but harder to notice. Emotional abuse can include yelling at patients or threatening them with abuse, as well as ridiculing or belittle them. Another form of emotional abuse is simply ignoring the patient or isolating him or her from others.