There are more than 17,000 elder care facilities nationwide with over 1.5 million senior residents – from nursing homes to assisted living facilities, rehab centers to specialty care residences. Unfortunately, however, many fail to meet the standard of care required by law, and their failures can lead to tragic results, now more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is tragically staggering that one-third of all Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. are in long-term care facilities. Increased social isolation of patients is resulting in patients not receiving timely care and diagnoses, as well as a significant increase in falls and injuries.
But Covid-19 is not the only reason our elderly are suffering. A study by the federal government revealed that 97% of nursing homes fail to provide the amount of care suggested by the Department of Health and Human Services. The same study showed that 91% of nursing homes do not have sufficient staff to provide routine care.
If you suspect your loved ones are not getting proper care or are being abused in any way, call BG Law at 1-844-44-BG-LAW (1-844-442-4529) immediately. The sooner we get involved and can take a look at your case, the sooner we can get the care and compensation your loved ones deserve.