The U.S. has thousands of long-term care facilities
serving millions of residents. Neglect and injuries are a consistent and growing problem.
If you believe a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home facility,
report the mistreatment as soon as possible. Filing a claim helps protect your loved one
and can prevent future abuse.
This is especially important as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads through nursing homes at a faster rate than it does through the general community. Ensure that your loved one is safe and protected from negligence, abuse and COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been spreading quickly in nursing homes, where residents are at a disadvantage because of age, underlying health problems, and living in close quarters. Since homes are restricting visitation, residents often find themselves feeling lonely, which might also cause mental health issues. Inadequate staffing, improper training and lack of a proper COVID-19 contingency plan mean that nursing home residents face greater hardship than just the virus. This can lead to many problems such as bedsores, improper treatment/medication, faster decline in health and malnutrition.