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According to the National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA), the 2010 Census recorded that over 13% of the population in the U.S. is over 65 years of age. Over the next few decades, seniors will comprise 20% of the total population.

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a serious problem in this country. In a 2010 study by Ben Natan, et al. published in Nursing Management, 50% of nursing home staff admit to mistreating older patients.

If you believe that a loved one has been victimized as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, an attorney experienced in protecting the rights of our seniors can help.

 

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Signs of elder abuse may be missed by caring family members or even professionals working with older Americans because of lack of training on detecting abuse.

There are many forms of abuse and injury that may occur due to nursing home neglect. A facility that is negligent in hiring personnel may hire someone who has a track record of elder abuse or similar misconduct, and this may lead to abuse at the individual’s current position. An understaffed facility may result in poor medical care and also problems with nutrition and hygiene. Following are some types of nursing home abuse:

  • Physical abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • Bed Sores
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neglect
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse

We feel it is important to share relevant articles on nursing home neglect and abuse and address topics of interest in our legal blog.

For the legal help you need in the face of elder abuse or neglect, contact New Jersey nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer Edward C. Lutz today.

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