Abuse and Neglect—Nursing Home Exploitation

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, as of the beginning of 2015, over 50 million people in the United States were over 65 years old. This means that roughly 16% of the nation is considered elderly, with a projected increase over the next 40 years. The elderly population growth, which began as a result of aging baby boomers, has made the business of nursing home care extremely lucrative. As people age they require more daily help and health monitoring—and that’s why over 15,500 nursing homes are registered in the U.S., housing nearly 1.4 million residents.Needless to say, nursing homes are obviously filling a niche in the market of health care. Unfortunately, some facilities aren’t exactly doing so safely or respectfully.

The Uncaring Faces of Nursing Home Exploitation

When you entrust a nursing home to take care of your loved one, you expect that care to be genuine. You pay for the assurance that she’ll be treated with respect and compassion, and that her needs will be fully addressed. However, this may not always Read More