Nationwide, nearly 8 million people are estimated to receive long-term medical care in facilities such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. While these medical facilities are entrusted with the care of our most vulnerable residents, many times this trust is broken by stories of abuse and neglect towards patients. In most cases, the abuse and neglect is made worse by the fact that the patient is frail, either mentally, physically or both, and is unable to properly advocate for themselves in these settings.
Common Types of Abuse and Neglect
While every case of Massachusetts nursing home abuse and neglect is different, there are several common themes which tend to recur in these situations, such as: