If you believe that a loved one is being neglected in the nursing home he or she is residing in, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Don’t assume that things will get better or that it’s the result of something else. In a recent study by the National Center on Elder Abuse, upwards of 10% of elders were victims of neglect or abuse. Here are a few steps to take if you believe your elderly loved one is being neglected.
According to the United States 2010 Census, the United States reached a record-breaking number and proportion of people age 65 and older in all of census history, recording 40.3 million, or 13% of the total population. This “Boomer Generation” effect is projected to continue well into the future, with people age 65 and older expected to comprise at least 20% of the total U.S. population by the year 2050. [Read more…]