Prevent Nursing Home Abuse
As our population ages, more and more of our elderly are moving into nursing homes. Approximately 1.3 million elderly currently live in nursing homes where they rely on long-term continuous care. Up to 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point in their lives, and this number is only expected to increase as our population gets older. These people put their trust, money, and health into the care of nursing home facilities and their staff. We expect these facilities to value their residents and treat them with dignity and respect, however, too often this is not the case.
A survey of nursing homes found that up to 44 percent of residents had experienced abuse at some point during their residency. A congressional report also found that almost 1 in 3 nursing homes had been cited for violations that had the potential to cause home and nearly 10 percent of all nursing homes had violations that actually caused harm or death. Nursing home residents who are abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the three years after the abuse than their non-abused counterparts. Nursing home abuse is a real and present danger for many elderly and their families which is why it is so important to find a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney if you suspect abuse in you or your loved one’s nursing home.
If you notice signs of abuse and neglect in your loved one then you should contact a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney to discuss the legal avenues available to you. Signs of abuse include but are not limited to emotional withdrawal, weight loss, unexplained injuries, social isolation, and any physical or emotional behavior that is out of the ordinary for your loved one.
Call a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney at The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo right away if you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected at their nursing home. We will be able to provide you professional legal counsel and help you and your loved one get the justice they deserve. Contact us right away to get your case started.
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