The Gori Law Firm Personal Injury
The Gori Law Firm
Free Consultations | Get A Free Case Review Here 618-307-4085 888-362-6890
To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation.
View Our Practice Areas

Psychological abuse can be directed to nursing home patients

When considering the ways that nursing home patients can suffer from neglect or abuse, many people don't realize that psychological abuse is perpetuated on some residents by staff or even other residents. This is particularly challenging to identify and prove when it's suspected.

Psychological abuse of nursing home residents can be verbal, with the caregiver making disparaging remarks to or about the patient in front of them. They may mock the resident's failed efforts to complete simple tasks or scold them for soiling themselves when they are incontinent. They can terrorize them emotionally and mentally by triggering phobias or ignoring the residents' pleas for help for hours on end.

A particularly malicious staff member might threaten to harm or even kill the resident (or the resident's beloved family member) if the resident ever complains about the way they are treated.

In short, a medically and psychologically fragile elderly person who is at the mercy of their caregivers is about the most vulnerable patient there is with the exception of pre-verbal pediatric patients. A single bad apple on the staff at a nursing home or long term care facility can run roughshod over residents' rights long before they ever get caught and fired.

If you have an elderly parent, grandparent or other loved one in such a facility, they need you to be their advocate. They are no longer able to take the necessary steps to stop this abuse and seek the justice they deserve. You must be their voice and speak up for them.

It can be challenging to know where to start in these situations because you don't want it to get worse before it gets better. Learning more about your legal options can provide you with an action plan.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get The Legal Representation You Need - And DeserveFill Out The Form Below To Get A Free Case Review

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


The Gori Law Firm
156 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Toll Free: 888-362-6890
Toll Free: 888-779-6064
Phone: 618-307-4085
Phone: 618-307-4053
Phone: 618-659-9833
Phone: 618-659-4469
Fax: 618-655-9690
Map & Directions

At The Gori Law Firm we value your feedback. Write Us A Review
Back To Top