Nursing homes abuse is an endemic issue that exists in every state and around cities throughout the country. According to the National Coalition on Aging, nearly 5 million seniors are abused on an annual basis, violating the dignity of some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse takes many different forms. It may be obvious in some cases, while more covert in others.
Nursing home abuse may be:
- Physical: The infliction of bodily harm.
- Emotional: Bullying, verbal harassment, intimidation, and shaming are included here.
- Financial: The theft or misuse of the victim’s financial