In the United States today, there are over 36 million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facility. Further, according to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been neglected or abused in some way or another. Tim Caress and Caress Law Group have extensive experience in handling cases involving nursing home negligence, and we fully understand the complexities and challenges that these cases present.
Whether a caregiver simply neglects or fails to meet the needs of the senior or actually intentionally physically or mentally abuses a resident, nursing home neglect and abuse all too common today. We can and must do better and, fortunately, there has recently been increased recognition that elderly and dependent adults are vulnerable and at risk for neglect, abuse and abandonment. The neglect or abuse can be recurrent or it can b a single event that produces injury.
There are several common types of injuries that are suffered as a result of neglect, including the following: