Nursing Home Abuse
When a loved one gets too old to take care of him or herself we feel its better to send them to a nursing home. In most cases it is a better option to send the elder of your home to an assisted living facility, because the doctors and nurses who work in the nursing homes are certified to take care of senior citizens. People send their parents, grandparents, or any older relative to these nursing homes because they believe the doctors and nurses can provide better assistance than they can at their own home. However, people never send their loved ones to these types of places knowing that they are being abused, and not being given the proper care.
In a report from ABC News online, “ Elderly Abused at 1 in 3 Nursing Homes: Report,” by David Ruppe, it is written that, “The study prepared by the minority (Democratic and Independent) staff of the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, finds that 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States—5,238 facilities—were cited for almost 9,000 instances of abuse over a recent two-year period, from January 1999 to January 2001.”
Also according to the research brief, “Abuse of Residents of long-term Care Facilities,” released in 2012 by National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), this chart shows what types of abuse complaints are occurring in U.S. Nursing Homes:
If someone you love is suffering from nursing home abuse do not hesitate to call Rockland Injury Lawyers. We have professionals that know how to deal with these types of situations. The attorneys at Rockland Injury Lawyers will defend those people who have no voice in an environment of neglect.
If you are a concerned family member just looking out for an elder relative and need help in filing a lawsuit for nursing home abuse come to Rockland Injury Lawyers, and we will assist you. We make it our duty to help those who can not help themselves. So if you are seeking an attorney in Rockland County, NY due to concerns about a loved one residing in an assisted living facility please call 845-709-8005 / 800-940-1799 for a free, no obligation case consultation. We will evaluate the situation and advise the best course of action. At Rockland Injury Lawyers we will never neglect an individual seeking help.