Nursing home abuse is increasing at a rapid pace in the United States. There are approximately 36 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, and with the Baby Boomer generation moving from middle age to retirement that number is expected to swell to 86.7 million by the year 2050. Many of these older adults will require a form of nursing home or assisted living care.
While most nursing home facilities provide adquate care for our senior citizens, all too often people in assisted living facilities and nursing homes are neglected and suffer serious injury or death due to poor medical treatment or neglect and abuse by the staff. Frequently, these elderly victims are unable to speak or communicate what has happened to them and therefore, most nursing home abuse and neglect goes un-reported. It is estimated that over one million cases of abuse and neglect are committed in nursing homes every year.
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