Withdrawal or social isolation is a condition caused too commonly by neglectful nursing home staff, which can lead to severe suffering in residents. Our firm is working with some of the leading nursing home neglect lawyers in the state and they charge no fee until you receive an award or a settlement. Please contact us for a free consultation either online or call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878.

Nursing Home Social Isolation

Is Your Loved One Withdrawn and Avoiding Social Interaction While in a Nursing Home?
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What Makes the Elderly More Prone to Social Withdrawal or Isolation?

elderly woman eating aloneIt is common for the elderly to lose close friends and loved ones due to their old age. As residents begin to outlive friends and family, they can start to feel very lonely. In addition, the loss of mobility, impairment of speech and hearing, cognition impairment, and increased dependency on members of nursing home staff can cause an older resident to feel increasingly isolated and to stop participating in the activities of life. Furthermore, residents who have been abused by the staff, can cause residents to feel even more isolated and alone.

How Can We Avoid Social Withdrawal and Isolation in RI Nursing Homes?

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Keeping a well-trained and happy staff can help prevent social withdrawal or isolation because even if a resident has no family or friends left, they can find a friend in a staff member. That is why it is of the utmost importance to find a nursing home for your loved one that has an informed and passionate staff. Failure to engage residents in social activities can increase the speed at which social withdrawal sets in. To avoid this, caring nursing home staff should engage in social activities with residents. Examples of these activities include: group outings, nature walks, competitions such as bridge, club or bingo, movie nights, or even in-room visits of those too ill to move to other parts of the facility.

Why Call Our Firm?

A nursing home abuse lawyer discusses a case with his two clients.If you or a loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse in the form of withdrawal or social isolation, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced RI nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights. We are working with some of the most experienced lawyers in the state, who fight for injured nursing home residents rights and charge no legal fee until a settlement or award is secured. For a free (no-obligation) case consultation, call us anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.