According to 2014 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States with 1.4 million residents in those homes. These numbers are likely to continue to rise, as the number of adults over 65 is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050. That’s almost double the population of the same age group in 2012!
With the growing population of older Americans, the number of nursing home and long-term care residents will seemingly increase. Many nursing home facilities are already understaffed, which can often lead to neglect of the residents.
How will this increase in the 65+ older population affect nursing home facilities? Will they be able to adequately staff their homes and care for the residents?
If your loved one needs to be in a nursing home, will you know they are receiving proper care? Would you be able to spot the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect?
Here at D|K|R|Y, we know nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue. It’s one we fight strongly against and want to empower others to be able to spot the signs in order to report abuse if it occurs.
We’ve added a new resource to our website to do just that: help you understand the types of nursing home abuse and what the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are.
Please see full details located on our new Types of Nursing Home Abuse page. We hope this information proves to be a valuable resource in helping others not only fight nursing abuse and neglect but in preventing them from happening in the future.
If you have any questions about the resource or think your loved one may have suffered from abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility, please do not hesitate to call us at 800-609-7577 or contact us here.