Nursing home abuse is one of the nation’s growing problems. An estimated one in three nursing homes are reported for nursing home abuse, a number thought grossly underestimated. This statistic is frightening, especially considering instances of nursing home abuse where reports of death, broken bones, beating, and complete neglect occurred. Nursing home abuse potentially affects the 1.6 million nursing home residents, and with the number of residents estimated to reach 5 million in 30 years the problem of nursing home abuse must be solved.
Nursing home abuse can occur in many different ways. Many people associate nursing home abuse with just physical abuse. However, nursing home abuse can also be emotional, psychological, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Watching for signs of nursing home abuse can help prevent further damage from occurring, particularly since many residents are afraid to disclose that nursing home abuse is happening. Some residents feel reporting the nursing home abuse will make them a burden on their families, or they have been threatened and fear the nursing home abuse will grow worse.
Nursing home abuse has been largely attributed to underpaid, under trained, and high turnover rate employees. In addition, families of nursing home abuse victims were shocked to learn that a majority of nursing home abuse perpetrators had a history of past nursing home abuse, yet this had not stopped them for being hired. If you would like more information on nursing home abuse, please contact us to confer with a nursing home abuse attorney.
Contact Bounds Law Group today at (407) 644-5151 or use our on-line submission form to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your Nursing Home Abuse legal matter.