The National Center on Elderly Abuse (NCEA) states that half of the nursing homes in the U.S. are understaffed. Understaffing is one of the principal reasons that nursing home residents are unable to receive proper care and treatment that they so importantly need. Because of understaffing, employees of nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted care facilities are overworked. This in turn may be a reason staff is unable to tend to the immediate needs of the residents.
Understaffing is a serious problem in Illinois where there are currently tens of thousands of nursing home residents and the numbers of individuals in need of nursing home care are growing. Under Illinois law, there are requirements for nursing home care under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Even still, with these strict law requirements and regulations, there are still an alarming amount of reported cases of abuse in Illinois.
Many times the abuse, neglect or injury to a nursing home resident is caused by understaffing or overworked nursing home employees.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of nursing home abuse, contact Kreisman Law Offices.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois nursing home abuse cases for more than 40 years. Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding communities and has successfully resolved cases for those injured or abused in nursing homes for these many years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling nursing home abuse cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.