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Nursing & Care Staff Reveal Resident Abuse

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

Between 2011 and 2015, more than 100 nursing and care employees were recruited to five new nursing homes. With previous experience working in nursing homes, the new employees were asked to participate in an anonymous questionnaire to determine the frequency and nature of any abuse they had witnessed – and the results were shocking! Results:…

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Is There a Multiracial Disparity in Elder Care?

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

The nursing home has traditionally been the aging population’s last place of residence. However, more and more, rising health care access and increased Medicaid funding toward assisted living and other residential facilities has offered many Americans a new lease on life in their senior years. Unfortunately, this trend towards less restrictive senior housing arrangements doesn’t…

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Study Shows Nursing Home Residents Abusing Each Other

Nursing Home Blog

Negligence or physical abuse at the hands of caretakers in nursing homes is not an uncommon headline, unfortunately. However, a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College reveals a new source of elder abuse within skilled nursing home facilities: fellow residents. According to the new research, nearly one in five senior residents experienced at least…

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