The Patient Advocate Group Inc.

Speaking for you, when you can't!

Harm Caused at Nursing Homes

Making the decision to turn over the care of your mother or father to a nursing home is a tough decision. You want to know that the nursing home is run well. The Patient Advocate Group will do the appropriate OPRA requests to the State and County Departments of Health and the Licensing Agencies responsible for CNAs, nurses, physicians, dieticians, physical therapists, and other providers employed by the facilities on your short list of nursing homes. We will put together a comprehensive report to help you make the right decision.

The 2020 U.S. census revealed that over 52 million people nationwide were 65 years and older. This number, many will require physical and medical help from others at some point during their retirement years.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 10% of these individuals (5.2 million people) will likely report elder abuse or neglect while receiving care in nursing homes, assisted living centers, or rehab care facilities. The Department of Justice believes that an estimated 1 in 14 cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and mistreatment are reported.

Over 90% of all nursing homes in the United States are understaffed with insufficient nurses, nurses’ aides, and other employees to provide adequate care.

When you discover that the nursing home might be mistreating your parent or loved one, it can be devastating. Here are 95% of the most common issues that are reported in nursing homes:

Abuse in Nursing Homes

sexual assault

physical abuse

staff choking a resident

pushing/ shoving

rough physical treatment causing injuries


inappropriate use of restraints

Neglect in Nursing Homes


leaving in soiled clothes

not brushing teeth

not showering

not doing laundry

not providing clean clothes




bed sores / pressure ulcxers

Malpractice in Nursing Homes

medication errors

colostomy bag errors

catheter errors

stroke mismanagement

UTI mismanagement

infection control issues

The Patient Advocate Group has experience in advocating for nursing home residents and will aggressively advocate on your behalf. If we strongly suspect abuse, neglect or malpractice, we will contact attorneys on your behalf, if possible, attorneys whom have already settled lawsuits against these same providers.

Medical Records

Reviewing multiple years of medical records can be a daunting but necessary task. To get a good idea how your loved one ended up in their current condition typically requires a team of professionals experienced in reviewing medical records. Nursing homes don't always perform the followup and required care necessary to keep your loved one healthy.

Most nursing homes are deficient in maintaining CPR certifications and adhering to Infection Control standards. To keep your loved one safe we leave no stone unturned.