In Texas, seniors exhibit signs of trauma after abuse in nursing homes. The attacks have a negative effect on the patients that is not only physical but also emotional. The unethical actions are a crime and should be reported at the first signs. A local attorney explains the full emotional impact of elder abuse on seniors.
Agitation and Frustration
Seniors who were abused become agitated and frustrated easily. Whenever their family is present, some seniors even become combative. The reason for the behavior pattern is a lack of control. An abusive caregiver often threatens the senior and makes them fearful. The senior’s frustration and agitation are based on the fear of retaliation if they report their abuser.
Loss of Interest and Motivation
Depression is a common result of abuse. Seniors who were once full of joy are often withdrawn and despondent. Once the depression takes over, the senior begins to …