Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney
Seeking Justice for Verbal, Emotional & Psychological Elder Abuse
Verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse can range from name-calling and giving the elderly individual the silent treatment to engaging in intimidating or threatening conduct. Typical examples of verbal and emotional abuse include name-calling, using insulting or profane language, and yelling. Psychological abuse includes the manipulation of the elder by a caregiver through the use of coercive and threatening behavior and techniques.
McMahan Law, PC offers skilled representation in cases of verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse. Call (310) 734-4485 today to book a free consultation with our elder abuse attorneys in Los Angeles.
Verbal and Emotional Abuse
Verbal and emotional abuse can range from name-calling to saying aggressive, intimidating, or threatening things to the elder, among other things.
The following are examples of how caregivers and others can abuse the elderly:
- Using insulting and/or profane language
- Ignoring or not talking to the elder
Psychological abuse includes the manipulation of the elder by a caregiver through the use of coercive, threatening behavior and techniques.
Some examples of this include:
- Persistent use of threats
- Treating the elder as a child
- Blaming the elder
- Threatening violence or abandonment
- Isolating the individual
Effects of Verbal, Emotional, and Psychological Elder Abuse
There are a variety of effects that result from an elder being abused verbally, emotionally, or psychologically.
Effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Being upset
- Being uncommunicative and withdrawn
- Loss of sleep
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual behavior usually attributed to dementia (sucking, biting, rocking)