If you live in a nursing home, expect to move into a facility in the coming years or have a loved one who resides in a nursing home, it is vital to understand the prevalence of negligence. Make sure you review your options carefully if you or a family member experience mistreatment or do not receive the level of care that you deserve.
In recent years, an increasing number of older adults have moved into nursing homes. Moreover, research shows that these figures will increase substantially in the years ahead.
A look at the number of nursing home residents
According to the Office of the Attorney General, about 1,300 nursing homes have licenses in California and these facilities are home to roughly 110,000 nursing home residents. Furthermore, the OAG reports that around 150,000 Californians live in assisted living facilities that do not have a license. Those living in unlicensed facilities are especially likely to suffer as a result of negligence.
The older adult population in California
California is home to many older adults and the number of elderly people living in the state will increase significantly. According to the California Department of Aging, the number of adults 60 and older will increase three times faster in comparison to the total population by 2060.
With an increasing number of older adults, it is especially important for families in California to focus on negligence in nursing homes and immediately address any wrongdoing that results in suffering. If you suspect that your loved one has suffered due to negligence, do not remain silent.