“Every day, American families face difficult decisions about whether to move a loved one into a nursing home. There are nearly 17,000 nursing homes in the United States that currently care for 1.6 million residents — a figure expected to quadruple to 6.6 million residents by 2050. The quality of care provided by these nursing homes has been the subject of much scrutiny in recent years.”
U.S. Congress Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chairman Henry A. Waxman, 110th Congress
Over a million people in the United States wake up every day in nursing homes. Many of these individuals are helpless, vulnerable and completely dependent upon nursing home staff to meet most or all of their needs. After all, nursing homes are supposed to be in the business of providing skilled nursing care to elderly and disabled residents.
Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has increasingly declined over the past decade. A number of recent studies indicate that residents in nursing homes suffer abuse and neglect more and more frequently at the hands of nursing home corporations. In many cases residents have died or have been severely abused as a result of neglect.
What are the signs of nursing home and elder abuse?
Do you have a claim against a nursing home?
If your loved one has suffered a serious injury or death while a resident in a nursing home that you feel may be the result of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may have a claim against the nursing home.
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