In the United States today, there are over thirty six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facility. Unfortunately, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older are abused in some way or another each year. Whether a nursing facility has failed to meet the basic needs of the patient, as occurs in cases of neglect, or nursing home staff have physically abused the patient, it is important to remember that the patient has rights. Alpert & Alpert is committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. Only this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured.