As the United States “greatest generation” ages, more and more are relocating to assisted care or nursing home facilities. There are an estimated 1.5 million Americans presently residing in assisted care or nursing home facilities. Many of these individuals are helpless, vulnerable and completely dependent upon nursing home and assisted living staff to meet their daily needs. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the elder care industry has increasingly declined over the past decade.
Our elder citizens deserve to be treated with respect and dignity during their golden years. Their physical and mental needs should be adequately taken care of while they are in these facilities. Unfortunately, some nursing homes cut corners and cut staff so the corporation can maximize its profit. This desire for huge profit puts elder loved ones at a serious risk.
Elder abuse can manifest itself in many ways:
- Physical injuries due to lack of attention, such as falls and bedsores.
- Physical, sexual, or mental abuse.
- Restraint injuries and emotional injuries due to improper restraint methods.
- Elopement and wandering-related injuries, which can occur when a resident leaves a facility unsupervised or unnoticed.
No one should be the victim of elder abuse. If you feel that one of your family members or loved ones has been the victim of abuse, call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.