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12/07

Irish Study Reveals Potentially Shocking Numbers Regarding Nursing Home Neglect

Posted by: Jack Bernstein

However, a study was recently conducted in Ireland, a country that may be smaller than the United States but which faces some of the same challenges in terms of collective aging. This study asked nursing home workers for confidential responses regarding the level of treatment that residents in nursing homes received. Below is a brief overview of the results of this study, and anyone who has been mistreated in this setting in Nevada should seek the help of Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible.

The Study – A Brief Recap

Researchers at the National Center for the Protection of Older People at University College Dublin recently completed a nationwide study that asked nursing home workers to answer questions in an anonymous fashion. These questions centered on the overall quality of care that residents received as well as focusing on specific instances of mistreatment that these workers may have seen during their times in these facilities.

According to the results of this study, more than half of those who responded to the questions stated that they had seen instances where residents of nursing homes had been neglected. In addition, more than 25 percent of these workers had seen instances of psychological abuse and approximately 12 percent of workers had seen instances of physical abuse of those living in these facilities.

Clearly, these results were shocking to those who saw them initially, and now that the news regarding this mistreatment is gaining coverage both in Ireland and around the world, many different advocacy groups are demanding closer looks at the treatment of residents and efforts to hold those responsible for this treatment accountable. No word has been given on any actual action that has been or will be taken in response to these results.

Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

As stated above, there is no current study that can quantify how often this conduct occurs in the United States. However, based on arrest records and lawsuits filed, we can be sure that it does. If you or someone you love has been mistreated while living in an assisted living center, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyers who have been fighting for the dignity of clients for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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