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Nursing Home Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

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With the volumes of seniors that are now moving into assisted care facilities, there has been a rise in nursing home neglect cases across the nation. Because the demand for excellent and affordable care and housing has increased in the last decade due to many of the baby boomers now turning 65, it seems as though there are more incidences of abuse and nursing home neglect to elderly patients.

There has been much speculation as to the causes of nursing home neglect, including
lack of qualified personnel to hire, poor management of facilities, and lack of funds or
insurance payments being delayed, all causing frustrations and inexperienced staff
members. All that withstanding, there should be NO excuse for abuse in nursing
homes, assisted living, or home care.

If you have a loved one that you fear has been a victim of nursing home neglect, you
should speak to your local police department about actions you can take against the
facility. First and foremost, document all evidence of abuse so that if you do choose to
hire a family lawyer to take on your case, you will have proof to backup your claim.
Also, it is wise to move your parent, grandparent or other relative that is being
neglected to a better facility immediately. Take a stand against abuse, and one step at
a time we can eliminate this problem.

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  • Posted On October 22, 2006
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