Psychological Abuse Of The Elderly In Nursing Homes

When you entrust the care of your loved one to a nursing home or elder care facility, the last thing you expect is for abuse to occur. Unfortunately, the fact is that it does happen, right here in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Psychological and emotional abuse is just as damaging, if not more than physical abuse. Often, damages from psychological abuse are more long-lasting.

We understand your anger in the situation, and we will do everything we can to make it right. At the Carter Law Offices in Kansas City, Missouri, we have a proven record when it comes to nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Our law firm has specific experience and success when it comes to nursing home abuse cases in Kansas and Missouri.

If your loved one suffered injury or died because of abuse or neglect, call our Kansas City nursing home abuse attorneys at 816-283-3500 for a free consultation.

Emotional Abuse of the Elderly

The signs of emotional and psychological abuse are usually not as easy to spot as physical abuse. However, it is important to understand the various forms in order to better understand this type of abuse and communicate with your loved one about whether it has occurred.

Psychological abuse can be both verbal and nonverbal. According to the nonprofit resource Healthguide.org:

Verbal abuse can include:

  • Humiliating
  • Threatening
  • Intimidating with yells or threats
  • Continual blaming or scapegoating

Nonverbal psychological elder abuse can include:

  • Ignoring an elderly person using passive/aggressive behavior
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Terrorizing or menacing an elderly person

The Carter Law Advantage

Not all attorneys have the specific skills needed for these types of cases. One of our attorneys, Doug Carter, has chaired the Nursing Home Negligence Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He has extensive knowledge of applicable statutes and health regulations.

In addition, we have a registered nurse on staff who helps us identify psychological abuse as well as other signs of nursing home neglect.

Get Answers. Contact Our Firm for a Free Case Evaluation

Psychological abuse of the elderly is just as horrible as physical abuse. For more information about how Carter Law Offices can help and the signs of elder abuse, please contact our firm today. Call 816-283-3500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers.