Imagine finding yourself moving from your safe home and neighborhood into a strange new Assisted Living apartment. There are plenty of new friends to be had, but wait, this is a Pandemic, there is nowhere to meet and greet. You can’t even see family in person. You try waving to others while making your way
Abuse is any action that intentionally harms another person. An aspect of abuse, called human trafficking is forcing, exploiting or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in sex acts for money. It is a dark aspect of our society that may would rather pretend does not exist. Victims of abuse
The pandemic brought the issue to the forefront, but it is not anew one. Families cannot be in nursing facilities or hospitals twenty-four hours per day to monitor the care provided to their loved ones. Here are some ideas on how to stay involved in your loved ones care, even from a distance: Use technology.
Group homes, like nursing homes and mental health facilities, provide care for vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, the disabled, those suffering from addiction, and the mentally ill. Usually, group homes have a small population of residents; but this also means that there are often a limited number of staff to oversee the residents.
What is Human Trafficking? It is defined as forcing, exploiting or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in sex acts for money. Human Trafficking is a serious crime; and one which is often hidden in plain sight. Who are the victims of human trafficking? Victims can be children or adults.
Nursing homes and other care facilities are liable in civil lawsuits for personal injuries and wrongful death caused by patient abuse and neglect. Murphy & Landon has experienced personal injury attorneys who have successfully sued these facilities for abuse and neglect of patients and residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that two million elderly Americans are victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse can result in serious personal injuries, and even death. Many clients and their families are reluctant to file suit against the facilities that are responsible for elder abuse. However, they understand that, unless the perpetrators are
Elder abuse and neglect is a growing public health problem throughout the United States. Cases of elder abuse and neglect have grave consequences, including wrongful death and serious, permanent personal and psychological injuries. According to National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) data, within the year 2014, 14,258 (7.6%) of approximately 188,599 complaints reported to Ombudsman programs to
As the number of elderly persons In the United States increases, the problem of physical and sexual abuse and neglect of the elderly has also increased: https://www.foxnews.com/health/as-u-s-population-ages-more-elders-are-subject-to-physical-sexual-and-financial-abuse. Indeed, the number of Americans age 65 and older has increased from 37.2 million in 2006 to 49.2 million in 2016. The 65 and older population is projected to almost