Three Pieces of Evidence if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Guest article by Sarah Blanchard People are not usually aware of nursing home abuse until it affects their family, directly. Each year, thousands of people living in care facilities are abused. A two-page National Center on Elder Abuse Research Brief cites a 2010 study that 50 percent of nursing home staff admitted to mistreating patients within the prior year and two-thirds admitted to neglect. A significant number of nursing home abuse cases go unreported each year. The reasons for not reporting include fear of retaliation, loss of limited care options, and the belief that nothing will be done to […]