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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Choosing a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions you may have to make for an aging family member. It’s never easy to watch a loved one grow old and require long-term or round-the-clock care, but in many cases, the best way to help your elderly family members is to find a great nursing home that offers the medical and physical care they need, especially when you are unable to do so. However, there’s a great deal of stigma that comes with nursing homes, due in no small part to the widespread reports of abuse and neglect in many facilities. This doesn’t mean that all nursing homes are bad places, but it does mean that when you look at particular facilities, and even after you’ve selected one, you should be on guard for any signs of abuse or neglect that is suffered by residents. An important part of being able to spot instances or signs of nursing home misconduct is understanding the difference between abuse and neglect, and how signs of these two things may be evident in a nursing home resident. Abuse Nursing home abuse occurs whenever someone deliberately takes actions that lead to harm or injury to a patient. The four main types of nursing home abuse are listed below, along with a brief description of how an abuser could be taking advantage of an elderly resident. Physical abuse. This could include hitting, punching, pushing, shoving, or any rough conduct that is intended to harm. Older […]

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