Rise of Abuse in Nursing Homes and How to Safeguard Your Loved Ones

Rise of Abuse in Nursing Homes and How to Safeguard Your Loved Ones

In a study, prepared by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, 30% of nursing homes in the United States — 5,283 facilities — were cited for almost 9,000 instances of abuse over a recent two-year period, from January 1999 to January 2001.

The Blaut Weiss Law Group handles elder abuse and nursing home abuse cases on behalf of elderly and dependent adults and their families. Potential signs of elder abuse and neglect at the hands of care takers, nursing homes, hospitals and residential care facilities may include:

  • Pressure Sores
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bruising
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor Hygiene

Many times, the care received does not live up to the level of service the assisted facility claims to provide, leaving the elderly neglected or abused. As a result, this neglect and abuse threatens the health and well-being of the residents, causing injury, pain and suffering to the elderly resident as well as their families.

If you suspect that someone you care about may be a victim of nursing home abuse, there are things you can do to put a stop to it. One of the most important things is to talk with an elder abuse lawyer who has experience with nursing home abuse cases. The attorneys at Blaut Weiss can hold abusers accountable for their actions.

Contact the Blaut Weiss Law Group for a free consultation at 954.634.1800. Our Experience At Your Side.