Resident Care and Wellbeing
As Demand for Senior Care Services Increases, So Does Pressure on Nursing Homes
Of the population aged 65 and over in 1999, 52% of the nursing home population was aged 85 or older compared to 35% aged 75–84, and 13% aged 65–74. Between 1985 and 1999 the number of adults 65 and older living in nursing homes increased from 1.3 million to 1.5 million. Source: Family Caregiver Alliance
Each day in the United States 10,000 people turn 65. As our population ages, so does the burden on society to help properly care for our elderly. New technologies and medical advancement help us to live longer — but that sometimes means living with health issues that must be carefully monitored as well as coping with physical and mental limitations.
The demand for quality care is high, but unfortunately, many nursing homes fall short of state and/or federal standards. (See our special section on Nursing Home Ratings.) However, nursing homes are held to strict care standards by the law — and you can help hold them accountable if your loved one suffered harm at a nursing home.
The following articles explain some of the ways in which residents may be harmed due to nursing home neglect and abuse, and the liability of nursing homes. Each injury and situation is unique so we invite you for contact us for a free legal consultation — there’s no obligation and no fee for the initial consultation.
Was Your Loved One Injured or Suffered Neglect at a Nursing Home or Care Center?
It is important to work with a personal injury attorney to investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident or neglect situation to determine if the nursing home has any liability. If your loved one has suffered serious harm as the result of nursing home negligence, contact our law offices today for a consultation, where you can find out more information about whether or not the nursing home facility might be liable for compensation.
Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can help evaluate the circumstances of an injury to help you determine if compensation might be available to you.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case. Our personal injury law firm takes cases involving elder abuse and neglect. We offer legal service to clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.