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Hidden Cameras Capture Evidence of Nursing Home Abuse

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Hidden cameras have caught shocking evidence of abuse in nursing homes. In North Carolina, a 68-year-old man recovering from a stroke feared being mistreated in his nursing home, and asked his daughter to place a hidden camera in his room. The video revealed horrible abuse. Nursing Home Staff Berate Resident Instead of Helping Him Because no one had come…

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The Tragedy of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

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It's horrifying to think about, but thousands of patients in nursing homes have been sexually abused. There have been more than 16,000 complaints of sexual abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2000. That number only includes cases where state ombudsmen were involved, so the actual number of incidents is likely to be much higher. Abusers Target Helpless…

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Disabled People Are Abused More Often

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Adults with disabilities, unfortunately, are the victims of abuse far more often than adults without disabilities. A research brief from the National Center on Elder Abuse provides some alarming statistics that reveal the scope of the problem: People with disabilities are three times more likely to be the victims of violent crime than people without disabilities. People with…

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The Signs of Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

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Nursing home residents are vulnerable to people who try to abuse them. Abusers can be nursing home staff members or other residents. Most nursing home residents are unable to protect themselves from abusers. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you should be alert for common signs of elder abuse. It may be…

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The Dangers of Understaffed Nursing Homes

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Understaffing in nursing homes is a serious and widespread problem. One study found that 85 percent of nursing homes are short-staffed and one-third are dangerously so. What Happens in an Understaffed Nursing Home                                                    The quality of care in a nursing home is directly related to the staffing level. When there aren't enough employees, it's not possible to provide…

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Choosing a Memory Care Facility for a Loved One

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About Memory Care Facilities Memory care communities are specialized long-term residential facilities. They take care of people who have Alzheimer's, dementia or other forms of memory issues or cognitive impairments. Memory care facilities can be special units within assisted living communities or they can be independent facilities. Places that provide residential memory care are not all…

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