Friday, April 30, 2010

Abuse In Nursing Homes

How Many People Suffer From Abuse In Nursing Homes?

These nursing home abuse statistics might shock you – I know they certainly shocked me!

According to the NCEA:

…more than 500,000 Americans aged 60 and over were victims of domestic abuse in 1996.

Wait, it gets worse….

This study also found that only 16 percent of the abusive situations are referred for help – 84 percent remain hidden.

Main cause for 84% of these cases NOT being helped? Lack of surveillance – no one even knew their elderly loved one was being abused.

Breaks my heart.


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