According to the U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services
Persons 65 years or older numbered 46.2 million in 2014. They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice the number in 2014. People 65+ represented 14.5% of the population in the year 2014 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040.
Many children are caring for their aging parents. There are many services available for this care. Children may be able to choose home care, if a parent is somewhat self-sufficient.
In other situations, one needs to find an assisted living center or nursing home care, depending on a senior’s capabilities. Nursing homes provide a high level of personal and nursing care, particularly for the elderly, sick and disabled. The high level of personal service is necessary for people who have become unable to care for themselves.
Unfortunately, there are nursing facilities where staff abuse or neglect their patients. For example, a nursing home patient may be given the wrong medication by mistake, or a patient may fall down because of the carelessness of staff.
If you know an elderly person or anyone else who is staying at a nursing home, here are a things that might indicate that he or she is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Excessive bruising
- Broken bones
- Bed sores
- Pressure sores
- Unexpected Hospitalization
Contact us right away if you think that your loved one or friend is a victim of nursing home abuse or negligence. We will look into the situation right away, take the steps necessary to remedy these unsafe circumstances, and start the process of recovering compensation for your injured loved one
Attorney Robert M. Singer
2572 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518