There are more than 40 million senior citizens currently living in the United States. Because of their declining mental and physical conditions, many of these men and women are not capable of caring for themselves, and their care and wellbeing is often left to the mercy of others, such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living facilities. Currently, over 3 million Americans live in nursing homes.
When a loved one moves into a nursing home, we expect that the facility will provide the resident with quality care, respect, and dignity. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Many of these facilities are not adequately staffed and they cannot provide the level of care that is required to meet the needs of their residents, and sometimes this lack of care may cross the lines of neglect or abuse.
More than 1 out of 3 nursing homes have been cited for resident care violations. This statistic is especially disturbing when you consider the fact that nursing home care violations often go underreported. Many victims are either incapable or sometimes too frightened, to alert a family member about the abuse or neglect they are suffering from. If family members are not able to check on the resident living in the facility on a frequent basis, they may not notice or see signs of abuse or neglect.
Aging does not diminish a person’s right to live in a safe and secure environment, especially in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Both state and federal laws are in place to safeguard the elderly from neglect and abuse.
– National Center on Elder Abuse (+1-855-500-3537 (ELDR))
– National Center for Victims of Crime (+1-202-467-8700)
– National Committee on the Prevention of Elder Abuse
– Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services (+1-866-552-4464)
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