Nursing Home Abuse in Modesto

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Is Widespread

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

According to the 2010 United States Census, 11.7% of the population in Modesto is over the age of 65 years. Many of these people live in nursing homes, and in fact the California Office of the Attorney General reports that there are more than 300,000 people living in the 1,700 nursing homes throughout the state. Despite the fact that the residents are entrusted to the care and supervision of the staff of these nursing homes, the Attorney General estimates that 225,000 cases of elder abuse occur on a yearly basis.

Unreported Abuse in California

Nursing home abuse is common, but the victims often suffer in silence. According to the organization California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, for every reported case of abuse, 23.5 go unreported. Often this is a result of the fact that the victim is too embarrassed or ashamed to speak out.

In other cases the reason is that the resident is being actively intimidated with threats of violent reprisals if he or she complains or seeks help. If you have reason to believe that your elderly family member may be a victim of abuse at the hands of nursing home staff, you cannot afford to hesitate in taking action to investigate the situation before it is too late to do anything.

Examples of Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse takes many forms, but every single one of them is degrading and a violation of the victim's human decency.

It may occur as the following:

  • Neglect: Leaving the resident isolated and malnourished
  • Verbal / Emotional Abuse: The use of derogatory language and humiliating treatment
  • Physical Abuse: Hitting, kickin, or strangling
  • Sexual Assault
  • Strapped to a bed or given "chemical restraint
However it happens, it is entirely unacceptable and serves as grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro for a free consultation to learn how we can help you take action to hold the wrongdoers accountable!

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