When most of us think of a nursing home, we picture frail, elderly, people. The reality is that an increasing number of adults with serious mental illnesses are being housed and cared for in Illinois nursing homes.
According to an analysis by the Assoicated Press, the number of mentally ill nursing home patients has jumped by 41% since 2002. In our neighboring state of Missouri, it has climbed nearly 76%.
Mentally ill patients technically should not be receiving treatment in nursing homes unless they suffer from disabilities that require extra care and supervision.
Furthermore, having mentally ill patients in the same environment as elderly nursing home patients can deter from the quality of care nursing home residents receive.
The attorneys at Ed Fox & Associates are dedicated to ensuring that nursing home residents receive the care and attention that they deserve and require. If you or someone you love has suffered from poor care at a nursing home facility, call the experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at Ed Fox & Associates today.