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Nursing Home Statistics

NURSING HOME STATISTICS NURSING HOME ABUSE? We trust nursing home facilities to provide ongoing care for our aging loved ones, but how much care is actually taken to ensure their safety and well-being? Nursing home abuse is likely a more widespread problem than you think. 1.4MILLION Number of current residents in United States nursing homes 1 IN 14 !! The estimated number of incidents of abuse that are ever reported to authorities 90% The percentage of nursing homes in the United States that are insufficiently staffed to provide adequate care to residents. Nursing home facilities are by and large for-profit organizations which stand to gain significant profits by minimizing care costs. This can lead to under-staffing, poor staff salaries, and a much higher risk of neglect and abuse. $19.24 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ The difference per day between what it costs to care for Medicaid patients in nursing homes and what Medicaid reimburses for those patients (from a 2011 report) 24.3% Of those surveyed with a family member in a nursing home reported at least one instance of nursing home physical abuse (in a 2012 study) 4.55 3.77 The recommended minimum hours per day of direct nursing care for each resident in a nursing home. The average actual number of direct nursing care hours received by residents per day. If you suspect that your loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., today at 610-667-7511. Sources: National Center for Hasith Statistics Heslth, Unitsd Stats, 2007, Tabis 117 National Csnter on Eider Abuse http://www.ncs.80s.gow/ncearoot/Main_Sits/pdf/publication/FinelStatistics050331.pdf Karl Pilemer and David Finkeihor (1988). The Prevalence of Elder Abusa: A Random Semple Survey, The Gerontologist, 28: 51-57. Corespondence from Senstor Chuck Grassisy and Representative Henry Waxman to Mr. Thoms Scully, (visited Feb. 3, 2005): citing U.S. Dapartment of Health and Human Services (HHS), Appropristeness of Minimum Nurse Steffing Ratios in Nursing Homas, 2001. "At Many Homs, More Profit and Less Nursing" Charlas Duhigg. Nsw York Tims, September 23, 2007. "At Many Homss, More Profit and Lss Nursing" Charles Duhigg. Nsw York Timss, September 23, 2007. Centers for Medicere & Msdicaid Services, Mursing Home Data Compendium 2007 Cartified Nursing Assistant - Nursing Home 2008 dste Charlens Herrington at al, Nursing Fecilies, Staffing, Residents, end Facility Deficiencies, 1998 Through 2004, Dapartment of Social end Bahaviorel Scisnces, University of Caiformie, August, 2005, (visited Sept. 21, 2006). Chariane Herrington et al, Nursing Facilibes, Staffing, Residents, end Facility Deficiencis, 1998 Through 2004, Department of Social end Bahavioral Scisnces, University of Califormie, August, 2005, (visited Sept. 21, 2006). C

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