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The Ombudsman's Report - January 2023

What's Funny About a Bully in Long Term Care Settings?

by Kathleen Heren, Rhode Island State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Kathleen Heren

It seems almost incredible, but we have started receiving calls from families, residents, and social workers about one or two residents that have been bullying other residents. The one thing to remember about a bully is they didn’t become one when they became older, the bully has been one their entire life. This individual most likely bullied their classmates and, in some cases, even their parents.