Along with considerable expansions in health care policy, astounding advances in medical technology have had big results: Americans are living longer lives. But as more citizens reach the age of 65, providing adequate supervision and proper care has become absolutely essential. Many of us turn to residential facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, to watch over our loved ones when we cannot. This transition, although often necessary, requires a lot of trust. We need to be able to depend on the qualifications and compassion of strangers.
Tragically, it’s become increasingly apparent that this trust is not deserved. Elder abuse and neglect are rampant, both nationwide and in New York State. The personal injury lawyers at Banville Law created this free infographic to help you understand how big this problem really is, how to spot elder mistreatment when it happens, and what to do afterward.