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How Common is Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, elder abuse and nursing home abuse are much more common than most people know. According to the latest industry data, it is estimated that as many as 5,000,000 elders are abused each year.

Many cases of elder abuse occur in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other types of elder living facilities. To make matters worse, studies have found that most instances of nursing home abuse go unreported.

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Understanding Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can come in many different forms including, but not limited to:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Medication Issues
  • Financial Exploitation

Some of the most common consequences of nursing home abuse include malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, inadequate sanitation or hygiene, inadequate medical services, and preventable accidents.

Some Facts & Statistics

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 6 adults aged 60 or older suffered some form of abuse in a community setting.
  • Research found that approximately 1 out of 3 nursing homes in the United States have been issued citations for some form of elder abuse.
  • One study found that 24.3% of respondents reported at least one incident of physical abuse by nursing home staff.

What Can Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse Do?

If you or a loved one are suffering from nursing abuse you should take immediate action. First, you should contact the appropriate authorities and organizations to report any instance of nursing home abuse. Visit the official website of The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) by the Administration on Aging (AoA) to find the proper authorities for reporting nursing home abuse in your state.

Once you’ve reported the abuse to the appropriate agencies you may want to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer to consider your legal options. In many cases, victims of nursing home abuse may be eligible to file a nursing home lawsuit to obtain compensation for any damages caused by nursing home abuse.

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Do you know someone who has suffered from nursing home abuse? Our team of experienced nursing home lawyers are here. Contact the experienced legal team at National Nursing Home Lawyers today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.

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