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We Can Help With Psychological Abuse In Nursing Homes

Physiological and emotional abuses against elderly residents in care facilities are among the most commonly overlook forms of nursing home abuse. Tragically, terrorizing, billeting, threatening, and verbal abuse in general are all too common, and do not display the same obvious physical signs as other forms of abuse and neglect. This makes it incredibly important to know the signs of psychological abuse and to take swift action if these signs become apparent – particularly if your loved one is incapable of clear and effective communication.

If you suspect a loved one is facing any form of mistreatment at his or her care facility in Seattle or surrounding areas of Washington, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm online or by calling our Bellevue office at (425) 679-0742 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home attorneys.

Signs Of Psychological Abuse

When a nursing home resident is being emotionally abused, changes in behavior are often the clearest sign. These can include:

  • Adopting abnormal behaviors such as rocking or nail biting
  • An unwillingness to be around other residents
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Visible fear around nursing home staff

Swift changes in behavior may be a clear indication that a problem exists and should be monitored closely. If you are comfortable approaching trusted staff members, you can ask about behavioral changes to better understand the situation. If you feel uncomfortable talking to staff or find explanations suspicious, it may be time to bring your concerns to the attention of an experienced nursing home attorney.

Call For Help With Your Nursing Home Psychological Abuse Case

The nursing home attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm know how to identify signs of abuse and neglect and are prepared to take immediate action to protect your loved one from future mistreatment.

To discuss your concerns with one of our experienced Seattle nursing home attorneys, please contact us today at (425) 679-0742. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding areas of Washington from our convenient Bellevue location.

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Please call (425) 679-0742 or contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free nursing home abuse and neglect consultation. The firm has litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.

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