Abuse is a general term for the maltreatment of a person or misuse of a thing which causes harm to the person or thing. Abuse can be something as simple as damaging a property by using it in a wrong way, or as serious as severe maltreatment of a person, like sexually or emotionally abusing a person. It may also relate to unjust of corrupt practices or use of insulting language.
Abuse (Emotional/Verbal): Emotional and verbal abuse occurs when a person says or does something that harm's the nursing home resident's self-esteem, such as humiliating, ignoring, or frightening the resident.
Abuse (Financial): Financial abuse occurs when a person illegally or improperly uses a nursing home resident's money, property, and/or possessions for personal gain.
Abuse (Mental): Mental abuse is sometimes referred to as psychological or emotional abuse. Mental abuse is the intentional infliction of anguish, degradation, fear, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts.
Abuse (Personal): Action by one person purposely does something to another person that causes mental or physical pain.
Abuse (Physical): The intentional use of physical force that may result in bodily injury or pain.
Abuse (Sexual): Any form of nonconsensual sexual contact, including unwanted or inappropriate touching, rape, sodomy, sexual coercion, sexually explicit photographing, and sexual harassment.
"Abuse" is in the NAICS Code "62142"
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