Adult daycare facilities and nursing homes have the enormous responsibility of caring for our loved ones in their time of need. The expectation when elderly individuals enter an adult daycare facility or nursing home is that they will be well cared for. Unfortunately, because many of the large corporations running these facilities choose “profits over people” and fail to adequately staff their facilities, elderly residents of adult daycare facilities and nursing homes may sometimes be subject to abuse is some way.
The Center on Elder Abuse
estimates that approximately one to two million elderly Americans are victims of physical or psychological abuse and neglect every year. These are not small figures. In many ways neglect of the elderly at day care facilities, assisted living homes, or nursing homes is a hidden problem of immense proportion.
Adult daycare and nursing home negligence may lead to a personal injury or wrongful death claim for damages. In circumstances when a nursing home employs poorly trained staff, inadequately trained staff or staff with a history of violence, or a nursing home is inadequately staffed, and harm results to victims, it may create a claim of neglect or abuse.
The attorneys at Saltz Mongeluzzit and Bendesky have no tolerance for the abuse of the elderly in any way, shape or form. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured due to an adult daycare or nursing home’s abuse or neglect, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you and your loved one receive the compensation that you are entitled to.