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Vanguard Healthcare Sued for Substandard Care

pHoldinghands_Dollarphotoclub_45140433-300x200.jpgSubstandard nursing home care endangers patient health and can lead to life-threatening situations. Nursing home abuse attorneys are seeing an increase in cases where nursing homes provide non-existent or substandard care while billing Medicare and insurance companies for services they are not providing.

The Real Impact of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse has a much more significant impact in the United States than many Americans realize. With physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse plaguing the lives of approximately 44 percent of nursing home residents every year throughout the nation, nursing home abuse is a real concern no matter where an elder resides. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there are an estimated 3.2 million Americans who reside in approximately 16,639 nursing homes throughout the United States. Six out of seven of those residents are age 65 or older. A disturbing 95 percent... 

How Psychological Abuse Impacts Nursing Home Patients

The National Center for Elder Abuse estimates that between 7.6-10% of nursing home residents have experienced abuse within the past year. Of these, less than 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are brought to the attention of authorities. Psychological abuse is one of the most insidious forms of abuse. Unlike physical abuse, it leaves no physical marks to discover. The wounds of psychological abuse are internal and can severely impact patient health. Patients who are physically or psychologically abused are 300% more likely to pass away earlier than their peers who are not abused.

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