No One Really Knows…

No one knows precisely how many older Americans are being abused, neglected, or exploited.  According to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.

A congressional report has found that 5,283 — over 30 percent — of the nursing homes in the U.S. were cited for an abuse violation that had to cause harm between January 1999 and January 2001. Over 2,500 of the violations were serious enough to cause actual harm or to place residents in immediate jeopardy of death or serious injury.

Types of Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse defines seven different types of elder abuse: physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; financial exploitation; neglect; abandonment; and self neglect. These definitions are based on an analysis of existing State and Federal definitions of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation conducted by the Center.

  • Physical abuse:  Use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment.
  • Sexual Abuse:  Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an elderly person.
  • Emotional abuse:  Infliction of anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts.
  • Financial/material exploitation:  Illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets.
  • Neglect:  Refusal, or failure, to fulfill any part of a person’s obligations or duties to an elderly person.According to the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, all residents in nursing homes are entitled to receive quality care and live in an environment that improves or maintains the quality of their physical and mental health. This entitlement includes freedom from neglect, abuse, and misappropriation of funds. Neglect and abuse are criminal acts whether they occur inside or outside a nursing home. Residents do not surrender their rights to protection from criminal acts when they enter a facility.

How utterly shameful…

Where is the dignity, respect and loving care our elderly loved ones deserve?  Seniors who have made their way through all of life’s trials and tribulations have earned, at the very least, some security and comfort in the winter of their life.

Their well being has been entrusted to others who claim to be competent and professional, yet now, we discover that our loved one has been subjected to shameful abuse at the hands of those we trusted.

They certainly deserve better than that!  The law provides punishment and financial penalties to those that betray our elderly citizens rights to quality care in a nursing home environment.

If you are concerned about the apparent abuse of an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home, don’t wait!!!  Get them the help they deserve now! Contact theLaw Offices of David P. Ginzberg today!  Call Toll-Free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.

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