By the year 2050, 20 percent of the population will be over age 65 for the first time in history. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, our society must address the problems associated with elder abuse and neglect.
We are Passionate About Protecting the Elderly from Abuse
The attorneys at Powers Taylor are passionate about demanding justice for your elderly loved one. We are devoted to pursuing claims against nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and other health care providers that neglect or abuse the elderly. When your trust has been broken – We are here to help.
These institutions that care for the elderly are too often underfunded, understaffed, and poorly managed. According to the NCEA, 1 in 3 nursing homes have received citations for not meeting federal standards for preventing resident harm.
According to the Administration for Community Living, there are an estimated 2.1 million cases of elder abuse reported each year. Perhaps the most frightening statistic is this: for every case of elder abuse that is reported, there can be as many as 13 that go unreported.
We entrust our elderly loved ones to these facilities, many of whom are unable to care for themselves or suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Too often those same loved ones, those without a voice, suffer unnecessary abuse, injury, or neglect. We understand that the decision to place a father, mother, or grandparent in a nursing home facility is a difficult one. Putting your trust in others to care for your elderly loved one is not easy. We also understand that having that same loved one suffer abuse, neglect, malnutrition, bedsores, falls or other injury is devastating.
If your loved one has suffered an injury due to nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Powers Taylor today. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We fight for those without a voice.
For more information, read our frequently asked questions about nursing home abuse and neglect.
To see how your state’s nursing homes are performing, visit the Families for Better Care website.