Helping the countless nursing home residents who have suffered abuse and neglect

NursingHomesAbuse.org exists to inform families about the risks of nursing home abuse, and helps people take legal action if a loved one has been injured.

Our Mission

At NursingHomesAbuse.org, our mission is to help the countless nursing home residents who have suffered abuse and neglect by those entrusted with their care. Abuse of senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is widespread and often goes unreported.

We provide education and resources for seniors and their loved ones as part of a larger effort to stop the cycle of neglect and abuse that has reached epidemic levels in nursing homes and other care facilities across the country.

Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Physical Abuse

Striking with objects, pushing, hitting, slapping

Emotional Abuse

Threats, humiliation, harassment, disrespect, yelling

Nursing Home Neglect

Dehydration and malnutrition, medication errors, personal hygiene

Sexual Abuse

Forced nudity, rape, forced observation of pornography or masturbation, taking sexually explicit videos, audios, or photos

Financial Abuse

Fraud, forced financial documents, missing property and belongings

Abandonment

Leaving a patient, failure to check patient, ignoring patient

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the federal government, “nursing home abuse means the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinements, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.” Nursing home abuse involves harm or injury done to an older adult intended to cause pain, suffering, or impairment.

Learn more about nursing home abuse.

  1. Physical Abuse
  2. Neglect
  3. Emotional Abuse
  4. Sexual Abuse
  5. Financial Abuse
  6. Abandonment

Learn more about the types of nursing home abuse.

  1. Bedsores
  2. Broken Bones and Fractures
  3. Dehydration and Malnutrition
  4. Asphyxia
  5. Infections
  6. Head Injuries
  7. Bruises and Skin Tears
  8. Cuts and Lacerations
  9. Welts
  10. Spinal Injuries

Learn more about nursing home injuries.

  • Deterioration in relationships
  • Feelings of shame and guilt
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Diminished psychological wellness
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Increased cognitive decline or functional impairment
  • Diminished independence (particular after financial abuse)
  • Loneliness
  • Sleep disturbances

Learn more about elder abuse.

Nursing Home Abuse Should Have Consequences

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