With an aging population and longer lifetimes due to advancements in medical science, the need for skilled and reliable nursing care facilities is at an all-time high. Over one million people currently live in nursing homes throughout the United States.
While many nursing homes provide wonderful environments and treatment to seniors who can no longer take care of themselves, others fail to meet the standard of care required by law, and their failures can lead to tragic results.
Nursing home operators have a high duty of care to their patients and residents, and all too often we see evidence of negligence, carelessness, or outright abuse of seniors who deserve to be treated with respect during the twilight of their lives.
If you suspect that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is imperative that you contact an experienced nursing home neglect attorney to protect your and your loved one’s rights.
There are often signs associated with nursing home neglect or abuse. However, a victim of abuse may be scared, embarrassed, or feel shame about revealing the neglect or abuse. Others may not be physically able to reveal the abuse due to medical limitations.
Since these signs can be hard to spot, it is very important that the family of the resident becomes familiar with the signs of abuse and neglect.
These categories of nursing home neglect and elder abuse include:
Nursing home neglect has come to be known as the “hidden crime”, because it is all too often difficult to recognize. The abuse or neglect may be covered up by the nursing home staff, or the victim may be too scared to say anything.
A 2002 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.
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If you believe that you are entitled to compensation for elder abuse or nursing home neglect, please contact BG Law at 1-844-44-BG-LAW (1-844-442-4529) for a free case evaluation.
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