Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Can Help You Seek Justice
Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home or long-term care facility is always a difficult decision. You hope that the nursing facility will provide your aging loved one with a high level of care and compassion and a safe and enriching environment. As the population in this country ages, we see many more older adults living in nursing and assisted living facilities.
According to the Institute on Aging, by 2030, as the last baby boomers turn 65, older adults are expected to reach 20% of the total population in the U.S. Pennsylvania ranks 4th among all states in the percentage 65 and older and in the percentage 85 and older. The PHCA reported that by 2030, Pennsylvania’s 60 and older population is expected to be 29% of the total population of 4 million people. If you or a loved one were abused in a nursing home, you need our team of nursing home neglect lawyers.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem and something that occurs all too often. Abuse in nursing homes and long-term care facilities can take many forms and include both physical and mental abuse, as well as neglect. A common cause of nursing home neglect is inadequate staffing or unqualified or untrained staff. This can negatively affect the well being of residents in a nursing home’s care and lead to serious harm or injury. If or a loved one has experienced harm in a nursing home, contact our nursing home neglect lawyers today.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
- Bruises, wounds or unexplained injuries
- Frequent falls
- Head injuries
- Medication errors
- Poor hygiene
- Soiled bedding
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unreasonable use of restraints
- Depression, anxiety or withdrawal from activity
- Distress when being bathed