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Nursing home worker faces charges after abuse on video

Many people in New Mexico move their elderly or disabled loved ones to a nursing home in hopes that they will receive skilled care that keeps them safe, especially if they are experiencing memory issues. However, these relatives may also worry deeply about their loved ones' treatment in a care facility, especially if they are unable to visit on a frequent basis. Nursing home residents may be particularly vulnerable to abuse or neglect, especially as they could have difficulty speaking about their experiences due to memory issues and other serious illnesses.

Elder abuse may rise as population ages

As baby boomers age, nursing homes in New Mexico and across the United States are reaching capacity. This may mean that many nursing homes are understaffed and that managers don't have the time to properly train staff. Experts believe that this may be the reason there has been an increase in elder abuse cases in nursing homes.

New Mexico nursing homes: Issues of concern

Do you have a loved one who currently resides in one of the many New Mexico nursing homes? At any given time, there are typically more than 1 million beds registered to residents in nursing homes throughout the country. If you're worried about standard of care, especially if you can't visit your loved one as often as you'd prefer, you are definitely not alone in your concern. You have legitimate reason to worry, considering the great number of incidents that occur every year regarding nursing home abuse.

A depressing rise in elder abuse incidents

Many New Mexico families have elderly loved ones who are showing signs of physical and mental health deterioration. While some are able to have them treated at home, others are unable to and instead place them in nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, residents around the country are often the victims of elder abuse, and it can take many forms.

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