Types of Nursing Home Abuse

nursing home elder abuse

There are many different types of abuse that can happen in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other elder care facilities, including:

Physical abuse

Where the direct use of physical force is used on a resident. This can include improper use of restraints.

Sexual abuse

Which includes any non-consensual sexual act of any kind or severity with a resident.

Emotional or psychological abuse

In which verbal and nonverbal abuse causes pain and distress.


Which can include the failure to provide proper hygiene, nutrition or medical care.

Financial exploitation

Where a resident’s funds or property are stolen or misused.

If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to know your rights and how to hold the facility accountable. It may also be possible to recover compensation for your loved one’s medical bills and other expenses related to the abuse or neglect.

Were your loved ones a victim of nursing home elder abuse? Contact our experienced Corpus Christi elderly abuse lawyer for a no-obligation free consultation.

The attorneys at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., provide experienced representation for people who have been hurt as the result of abuse in nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care facilities.

For more information regarding the warning signs of elder abuse and your legal options to protect your loved ones, please contact us at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. Call our Corpus Christi office or McAllen office toll at 844-426-3000.