Many families in Jasper, and elsewhere, count on the round-the-clock, skilled care that most assisted living facilities offer to provide the level of care that their elderly or disabled loved ones require. There are some cases, however, when the facility and care providers entrusted with furnishing that care do not fulfill their responsibilities. Since many residents may not be able to speak up for, or help, themselves, nursing home neglect can easily result in personal injury, worsened medical condition and even death.
Citizens in Alabama and throughout the nation are increasingly aware of and concerned about the level of safety and appropriate care in nursing homes. Nursing home abuse has become an all-too common news topic with horror stories abounding, many of which result in serious personal injury of even death of residents.
As our nation's population ages and the need for care for senior citizens increases along with it, so unfortunately has the instance of nursing home abuse or neglect. Physical, mental and emotional abuse is documented in assisted living and nursing homes around the nation, including in Alabama. The prevalence makes anyone nervous about trusting the care of their loved one to others.
Nursing home care is a topic of concern to many Americans today. With our aging population, the need to provide not just adequate but positive and exceptional care for elderly residents and patients is high. Sadly, there are too many reported instances of nursing home abuse or neglect in our nation's nursing homes and assisted living centers. Such situations can leave family members extremely distraught.