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.
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
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.
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- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
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- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Dehydration and Malnutrition
- Head Injuries
- Bruises and Skin Tears
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Spinal Injuries
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- Deterioration in relationships
- Feelings of shame and guilt
- Loss of self-esteem
- Diminished psychological wellness
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Increased cognitive decline or functional impairment
- Diminished independence (particular after financial abuse)
- Sleep disturbances
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