The State of Indiana is among twelve states with the highest number of severe and repeated violations of nursing home regulations
This site has Information on Indiana nursing home abuse and neglect for nursing home residents and their loved ones.
The Sweeney Law Firm is committed to upholding the quality of care in nursing home and assisted living facilities by taking prompt legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families when residents suffer injuries from Indiana nursing home neglect.
There are over 17,000 nursing homes in the U.S. that currently care for approximately 1.6 million residents – a figure expected to quadruple to 6.6 million residents by the year 2050. More than one million Americans live in nursing homes where there are not enough nurses and nursing assistants to give good care, according to a report to Congress. Forty percent of nursing home residents are malnourished or dehydrated because no one helps them eat and drink regularly.
In Indiana, we have strict laws and regulations that protect the rights of nursing home residents. The Sweeney Law Firm has represented nursing home and assisted living residents and their families for many years in an effort to stem the neglect and abuse and hold nursing homes accountable for the harm they cause.
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Why have nursing home abuse and neglect become so common in recent years?
A: Neglect of the elderly and others in nursing homes has been a problem for a long time. In recent years, more attention has been drawn to the issue. Compounding the problem, many nursing homes are trying to house more residents with fewer staff. Many of these staff are inadequately trained, under stress to meet the needs of many residents, and paid a low wage.
Q: How do nursing homes get away with it?
A: There are a number of factors that allow nursing homes to get away with providing inadequate care. The most common is the fear and hesitancy of residents to report the abuse.