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Nursing Home Neglect

WE HANDLE CASES OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT, ABUSE, AND MALPRACTICE

Upholding Quality of Care for Elderly Patients

In the United States today, there are over thirty six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other elderly facility. Unfortunately, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older are abused in some way or another each year. Whether a nursing facility has failed to meet the basic needs of the patient, as it occurs in cases of neglect, or nursing home staff have physically abused the patient, it is important to remember that the patient has rights. Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, P.C., is committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. Only this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured.

  • 1 in 10 Americans (aged 60 or more) has experienced some form of elder abuse.
  • According to the National Council on Aging, only 1 in 14 incidents is reported.
  • This cycle perpetuates harmful behavior and leaves the responsible parties in a position to continue abuse.
concerned older couple
  • 1 in 10 Americans (aged 60 or more) has experienced some form of elder abuse.
  • According to the National Council on Aging, only 1 in 14 incidents is reported.
  • This cycle perpetuates harmful behavior and leaves the responsible parties in a position to continue abuse.

Identifying Elder Abuse

Nursing home neglect is present anytime the basic needs of a patient in a nursing home go unmet. Elder abuse expands beyond nursing home neglect, and can include many things. Missouri has statutes in place to protect the elderly from abuse and neglect. Professional legal representation can ensure that your story is heard, and that the guilty party is brought to justice.

  • Medical Neglect
  • Neglect of Basic Needs (including water, food, cleanliness, or safety)
  • Neglect of Personal Hygiene
  • Social or Emotional Neglect
  • Financial Abuse (illegally or improperly using the personal property of client)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Abandonment
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