According to a report released by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one-third of all elderly patients in skilled nursing facilities will come to harm during treatment and aftercare. The report followed a study of 635 randomly selected patients in more than 600 nursing homes which found that this type of nursing home abuse and neglect results in:
- Lasting damages for 22 percent of patients
- Death for 1.5 percent of patients
The report looked only at “skilled nursing” facilities that offer rehabilitation for seniors after hospital stays. 90 percent of these facilities are also long-term care nursing home centers.
What You can Do
Abuse, neglect, and general mistreatment of the elderly is epidemic in our country. This makes knowing how to identify signs of mistreatment in a nursing home incredibly important. If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected, you can help protect their safety by contacting a skilled nursing home abuse attorney immediately.
The Seattle nursing home lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm have decades of combined experience helping victims of mistreatment get justice. We are here to help ensure your loved one is safe and your family is provided the justice you deserve.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering mistreatment in their care facility, pleasecontact The Hornbuckle Firmtoday to schedule a free consultation with one of our Seattle nursing home abuse attorneys.
Bellevue, Washington 98007
Phone: (425) 679-0742