With an aging population and longer lifetimes due to advancements in medical science, the need for skilled and reliable nursing care facilities is at an all-time high. Over one million people currently live in nursing homes throughout the United States.
While many nursing homes provide wonderful environments and treatment to seniors who can no longer take care of themselves, others fail to meet the standard of care required by law, and their failures can lead to tragic results. Nursing home operators have a high duty of care to their patients and residents, and all too often we see evidence of negligence, carelessness, or outright abuse of seniors who deserve to be treated with respect during the twilight of their lives. Nursing home neglect and abuse law covers not only nursing homes, but also senior care centers, assisted living facilities, and in-home care services. With our senior population growing every day, it is imperative that nursing homes are held accountable for any violations.