Understanding the Basics of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Currently, more than 40 million people over the age of 65 live in the U.S. By 2030, senior citizens are going to make up over 20 percent of the country’s total population. With more people surpassing this milestone, the population in nursing homes is also growing. While many facilities treat their residents with respect and dignity, cases of nursing home neglect and abuse are still a serious problem that impacts those who live here. Consider these facts: Over 40 percent

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Are Hidden Cameras Admissible In Nursing Home Abuse Claims?

Nursing home abuse claims can involve physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect, and even criminal violations that can land the perpetrator in jail. Unfortunately, a recent report found that 25 percent of all serious cases of nursing home abuse is not reported to the police. This is troubling because state and federal law requires that anyone suspecting possible nursing home abuse cases reported this to the police. Families who place their loved ones in a nursing home have the right to expect

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