Abuse and neglect of elders by personal assistance service providers, such as employees of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, in-home caregivers, and even friends and family member, is a serious, ongoing problem. Many factors put elderly adults at risk of abuse or neglect, including mental and physical disabilities and disorders.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), each year, between 2 million and 5 million elderly Americans suffer from elder abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation. Studies show that having a disability puts adults at particular risk of caregiver negligence:
While all disabilities and disorders may put elderly adults at risk, the NCEA reports that, for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the risk may be even greater:
The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s is expected to grow, with about 7.7 million sufferers by the year 2030 and 16 million in 2050. As the number of potential victims increases, the evidence demonstrates that we need to be especially vigilant about protecting adults who rely on others for their care. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our North Caroling nursing home injury lawyers help elderly victims and their families contact authorities to quickly end abuse or neglect, investigate who is at fault and tirelessly pursue litigation to obtain compensation for the harm.
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