Nursing Home Neglect refers to the care or lack thereof of residents in the many thousands of Nursing care facilities in this county. Neglect is defined as the negligent failure of any person having the care or custody of an elder or a dependent adult to exercise that degree of care which a reasonable person in a like position would exercise.With over 1.5 million elderly and dependent adults now living in nursing homes throughout the U.S, abuse and neglect has become a widespread problem. Many nursing homes provide good care but some subject residents to needless suffering and death. Nursing Home residents are often dependent on the staff for most or all of their needs including food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, stimulation and mobility. Unfortunately, some residents are victims of Nusing Home Neglect and are deprived of of these basic needs. They are starved, dehydrated, over-medicated, and suffer painful pressure sores. These individuals may be isolated, ignored or deprived of social contact and stimulation.
Federal and State laws require that nursing homes develop a plan of care and employ sufficient staffing to provide the care listed on the care plan. If you have questions about Nursing Home Neglect, think you may be a victim or suspect someone you love may be, contact an experienced Nursing Home Neglect lawyer. Reporting the Nursing Home Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect will help to protect other nursing home residents and an experienced Nursing Home Neglect lawyer can review all reports and keep them completely confidential. You may be able to receive a cash settlement without ever having to go to court.