Signs of Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse in nursing homes can take many forms. Unfortunately, not all of those forms produce physical signs. Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse in nursing homes can be very difficult to detect. However, its impact can have profound consequences on the long-term health and happiness of victims.

If you suspect a loved one is being emotionally abused in their nursing home, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 today.

Behavioral Changes

One of the largest indicators of emotional abuse in nursing homes is behavioral changes. These include:

  • Adopting habits such as nail-biting, rocking, and similar nervous reactions
  • Showing visible discomfort around nursing home staff
  • A withdrawal from the nursing home community
  • Uncharacteristic agitation or aggression
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

If you notice any of these symptoms of nursing home abuse, it is important to bring your concerns to the attention of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The elder abuse attorneys at The Cochran Firm are here to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you determine the most effective way to protect your loved one from future indignities.

Take Action Now

Emotional health is directly linked to longevity. When a nursing home resident is faced with emotional abuse, it can impact both the quality and duration of their life. This makes taking action as soon as you suspect abuse all the more important.

Our nursing home abuse attorneys understand how confusing, frustrating, and even frightening it can be when you begin to suspect mistreatment. We can ease this process, provide you with peace of mind, and help ensure your loved one is properly cared for well into the future.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys, please contact us today. We maintain offices throughout the United States to better serve victims of mistreatment in all areas of the country.