Crash Statistics for 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the motor vehicle crash statistics for 2016. Some of the numbers are disturbing. During 2015, 35,092 people died in traffic accidents in the United States, a 7.2 percent increase from 2015. This increase in deaths is the largest percentage increase in almost 50 years. According to the summary, the number of deaths from light truck and passenger vehicle accidents is at its highest rate since 2009. […]

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Deaths In Traffic Accidents Increase Again For The Second Year

The report is in — traffic deaths are on the rise again for 2016. As reported in The New York Times, the number of deaths in U.S. traffic accidents rose again in 2016. The National Safety Council (NSC) released its estimates for traffic fatalities. According to the NSC estimates, traffic fatalities rose 6 percent from 2015 to 2016. During 2016, 40,200 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The number of deaths from traffic accidents rose 7 percent in 2015. However, 2016 was the first year that traffic deaths exceeded 40,000 since 2007. […]

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Nursing Home Abuse

One of the most heart-wrenching decisions that can be made for an elderly loved one, is placing them in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is a very common decision that millions of families must face each year. These families must consider placing a loved parent or grandparent in a facility in which their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met with the help of qualified professionals. It would be nice to think that those entrusted with the health, and livelihood of our loved ones will provide the same standard we would have provided our loved ones with. But, unfortunately this is not the case. In fact, Jack Conway even commissioned a report on nursing home abuse and neglect in attempt to thwart the ever concerning epidemic of abuse. Kentucky’s Attorney General, Jack Conway, indicates that “it is estimated that 5 million seniors are abused each year in the United States, and that 84% of all elder abuse cases are never reported to authorities.” Research even suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions. […]

By | September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nursing Home Abuse