Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise

As Oklahoma’s population ages, nursing home abuse statistics grow more alarming than ever. Statistics reveal 30% of nursing home facilities are sited for some type of nursing home abuse.  What is even more disturbing is the unknown statistic of the many cases of nursing home abuse that goes unreported.

These statistics cover a wide array of subjects including improper medication, improper diet/malnutrition, cleanliness concerns, mental health issues and even death.

The impact of nursing home abuse on the patient is horrific. The impact of nursing home abuse on the victim’s family is no less. The Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee was shocked when reviewing the extent of abuse occurring in a large percentage of nursing homes.

Much of nursing home abuse stems from underpaid, under-educated, and undervalued staff. The State of Oklahoma as a whole must address this issue. Each individual victim of nursing home abuse must be recognized and the cause resolved. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of nursing home abuse, Monty L Cain of Cain Law Office will ensure that you are heard. Contact us today.