It is very important to be aware of what goes on in nursing homes in order to help prevent nursing home abuse or neglect of the elderly. By calling attention to the fact that nursing home abuse exists and informing people of the prevalence of this form of abuse, it can help educate others and hopefully, will result in a decrease of this horrible type of abuse.
Awareness of Growing Need for Long-Term Living Facilities
It is estimated that by the year 2030, the state of California will see an increase of about 87% in the over age 65 population in the state. This means that there will be a growing need for assisted living, long-term living facilities and nursing homes. As the need for nursing homes grows in the coming years, California residents need to be aware of what to look for when choosing a nursing home for their loved ones and should be on the lookout for any indicators of nursing home abuse.
What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home
When picking out a nursing home for yourself or for a loved one, you will first want to do some research to make sure that it is the best home in the area for your needs. You should meet with the staff and tour the nursing home before making a final decision. One of the indicators of potential nursing home abuse is a low amount of staff in proportion with the number of residents. Make sure that you do sufficient research and are aware of the pros and cons before making a decision.
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, you should speak with a knowledgeable attorney to find out what legal rights you have. You may be entitled to compensation for any associated injuries. Contact us today at The Peck Law Group to schedule a consultation to discuss your potential case.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.