Nursing Home Abuse

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as of 2014 there were approximately 15,600 nursing homes in the United States. At that time, about 79.8% of these nursing homes were owned by private individuals and corporations, and they served as many as 1.4 million residents at...
Nursing home abuse can come in various forms – ranging from physical assaults and violence to sexual abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. Tragically, nursing home abuse can be as rampant as it is devastating, as federal data indicates that at least 1 in every 10 nursing home residents...
Nursing homes can provide our elderly loved ones with the extra care they may need day to day. Tragically, however, these facilities are not always safe, as they can expose the elderly to physical, verbal, sexual and/or emotional abuse. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home,...
Only about 1 out of every 14 cases of nursing home abuse is ever reported because, in many cases, abused residents fear retaliation or lack the capacity to report the abuse. Continuing from Nursing Home Abuse Facts and Statistics (Part 1) ¸ the following provides some additional facts and...
Between 8 and 10 percent of nursing home residents have been the victims of some type of nursing home abuse or neglect within the past year. Tragically, nursing home abuse and neglect occurs every day in facilities across the U.S. and is responsible the deaths of thousands of elderly residents each...
The Delmar Garden’s West Nursing Home in St. Louis County is currently facing allegations of nursing home abuse after one of its residents was found with broken cheekbones. The family of an 86-year-old nursing home patient has recently come forward to allege that their elderly loved one was...