Psychological Elder Abuse

There is no context in which it becomes acceptable for one person to intentionally harm the mental and psychological welfare of another. Yet behind the walls of a nursing home, staff members sometimes feel unbound by the restraints of the law and social convention. They view the insular world of an assisted living facility as their own fortress in which they can perpetrate whatever cruelties they wish upon their patients.

The psychological abuse of the elderly is a growing problem that must be stopped. If your loved one has been the recipient of such treatment, then you may be able to pursue a legal action against the nursing home or staff members responsible. To learn more, contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

Examples of Psychological Abuse

Nursing home residents are in an incredibly vulnerable position. They rely on the workers of a facility to ensure that they are adequately clothed, bathed, fed, and engaged in physical and mental activities so that they do not face unnecessary atrophy. Moreover, their world becomes so confined that they may feel like they have no option but to passively accept psychological abuse. Abusive staff members rely on this to protect them from repercussions, but it must not be allowed to stand.

Examples of psychological abuse that your loved one might be suffering at the hands of his or her caretakers include:

  • Humiliation in Public or in Private
  • Harassment of a Sexual or Non-sexual Nature
  • Threatening the Denial of Privileges or Food
  • Intimidation with Threats of Violence

Contact Us

Help to put an end to the despicable practice of psychological and mental abuse of the elderly in nursing homes. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

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