Does Your Elder Care Facility Do a Good Job?
For most of us, the seniors in our lives are among our most loved and cherished individuals. Unfortunately, as they get older and their health deteriorates, we are not always able to provide the level of care that they require. When this happens we look for the best nursing home, or other care facility, where they will be comfortable, well taken care of, and closely monitored by professionals. While this should, and usually does, mean a better quality of care, that is not always the case.
Statistics show that almost one-third of all nursing homes and elder care facilities have received complaints of elder abuse or neglect. What is even more alarming is that many cases of abuse go unreported altogether. We place our elderly in these facilities to address their needs and protect them, yet this doesn’t prevent thousands of injuries and deaths each year as a direct result of abuse and neglect.