if you know of a victim, or the family members of a victim of nursing home abuse, neglect, or wrongful death please call us anytime, and we will try to find out what happened, and we will try to help.
Washington, DC (Vocus) October 13, 2010
The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "can you imagine your mother, or father, stranded in a nursing home, unable to help themselves, laying in their own excrement? Think this is rare in our nations nursing homes? Think of these victims laying like this for hours, or even a day. It happens far to often." The group says, "most chilling of all, this type of lack of treatment in our nations nursing homes happens with great frequency. Tragically, many of these precious souls develop sepsis, or go into septic shock, they get transferred to a hospital, they die, and the family members never really knew what happened." They say, "can you imagine living your last few days laying in your own excrement? Just as often we see, or hear about nursing home patients needlessly falling, and breaking a hip, or a leg, for no reason. Actually there is a reason. The nursing home did not have enough staff to care for, or monitor its patients." Victims, or family member victims of nursing home abuse, neglect, or wrongful death can call the Nursing Home Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com
Some facts about US nursing homes from the Nursing Home Complaint Center
Nursing facility providers in the United States
1,813,665 total nursing facility beds;
16,995 total nursing facilities;
13 percent of facilities are hospital-based;
52 percent of facilities are part of a chain ("Chain" facilities are owned or leased by a multi-facility organization. The remaining facilities are individually owned and operated);
107 facility bed size (average);
83 percent nursing facility occupancy rate
The elderly population
The elderly population, ages 65-74 is 7 percent (18,759,000 people) of the total population;
The elderly population, ages 75-84 is 4 percent (11,145,000 people) of the total population;
The elderly 85 and older are 1 percent (3,625,000 people) of the total population; and
The total elderly population, aged 65 and older is 13 percent of the total population.
Nursing facility ownership in the United States
66 percent for profit;
27 percent not-for-profit;
7 percent government.
The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "if you know of a victim, or the family members of a victim of nursing home abuse, neglect, or wrongful death please call us anytime, and we will try to find out what happened, and we will try to help." The group is also saying, "if you are a staff member, or administrator of a nursing home, that is intentionally short staffing, and as a result cheating both the patients, and the taxpayers, there may be a reward for your specific/provable information." For more information please call the Nursing Home Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com