The abuse and neglect of older adults is an alarming and prevalent problem. According to the National Council on Aging, one of every ten Americans aged sixty or older have experienced some form of elder abuse. An abused older adult is three times more likely to die prematurely or be hospitalized. And yet as few as one in twenty-four cases of elder abuse is reported to authorities. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than fifty percent of nursing home staff admit to physical violence, mental abuse, or neglect of older patients.
At Pignatelli & Associates, P.C., our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers focus on trial practice using Federal Statutes and the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act to protect elderly residents of nursing and assisted living facilities.