Corporate decisions to understaff nursing homes consistently leads to neglect and abuse. Understaffing of nursing homes is a growing epidemic which is severely impacting our loved ones. More than 20% of seniors living in nursing homes experience some form neglect and/or abuse on a consistent basis. This figure continues to rise as more corporate chains understaff their nursing homes.
Continuous neglect, caused by the understaffing of nursing homes, goes unreported on a daily basis.Learn More
Physical abuse in the nursing home occurs when the use of violence or physical force is used to cause pain, injury, bodily harm or impairment to the victim, which can include assault, battery or using restraints inappropriately.Learn More
Emotional abuse or psychological abuse is probably the most common type of abuse that occurs in a nursing home. Unfortunately, it is also more difficult to identify. Lack of nursing home staffing is a big factor in emotional abuse.Learn More
Sexual abuse at a nursing home can occur when any form of unwanted sexual conduct is inflicted upon the residents. The nursing home residents may be manipulated, coerced or tricked into unwanted sexual contact.Learn More
Financial abuse occurs when the property, assets or funds of a resident are used illegally or improperly. Residents who are in a nursing home may be unaware of the fraud being inflicted upon them by the unethical staff.Learn More
When a nursing home resident doesn’t get the necessary physical, emotional and medical care, the result is nursing home negligence or neglect. Understaffing throughout the nation is causing an increase of neglect cases.Learn More
If you discover nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s important that you take action on behalf or yourself and your loved ones.
A nursing home attorney with a proven track record against nursing homes can make sure that you are compensated for the pain and suffering you endured.
Keep careful records, times, and dates of when the abuse occurred. Also, keep evidence of any tangible proof that may be used as evidence.
It can be a lonely and scary experience dealing with abuse in a nursing home, and if possible, surround yourself with family and friends you can count on.
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