Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

More than a million people in the United States wake up every day in nursing homes. Many of these individuals are helpless, vulnerable and completely dependent upon nursing home staff to meet most or all of their needs. After all, nursing homes are supposed to be in the business of providing skilled nursing care to elderly and disabled residents.


Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has increasingly declined over the past decade. A number of recent studies indicate that residents in nursing homes suffer abuse and neglect more and more frequently at the hands of nursing home corporations. In many cases residents have died or have been severely abused as a result of neglect.


Alarming Nursing Home Statistics


  • 97% of nursing homes failed to have sufficient staff to meet one or more federal staffing requirements.
  • 44% of residents were found to have been abused in nursing homes.
  • 95% of nursing home residents report being neglected or have seen others neglected.
  • 50% of nursing home staff admit to mistreating residents.


Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services / National Center on Elder Abuse


Common Types of Nursing Home and Elder Abuse


Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional or Psychological Abuse
Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing Home Injuries


Nursing home abuse and neglect is a particularly emotional practice area. Johnson & Lapham work closely with clients and their loved ones to swiftly and effectively resolve their claims. For a free consultation, contact us today at 513-536-6000.


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