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Many cases of nursing home abuse and neglect aren't reported

Elder abuse in nursing homes is atrocious. No senior citizen should have to contend with these type of incidents. What many people don't realize is that just because there aren't bruises and other physical marks doesn't mean that there isn't a problem. In fact, emotional abuse is substantiated much more often than physical abuse.

Why are so many nursing home residents neglected?

A report published by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulators in July 2018 showed that there are inherent problems with nursing homes in the United States. One of the most glaring inadequacies had to do with staffing. Many facilities that were studied didn't have an adequate staff-to-resident ratio in place. This puts many residents at risk falling ill, getting hurt or losing their lives.

Nursing homes must combat malnutrition

Residents of nursing homes often rely heavily on the employees of the facility for help with their care. The need to have adequate nutrition is one that can't go unchecked. Nursing homes usually have a dietary services department that's responsible for ensuring that the offerings meet the needs of the residents.

Planning a funeral is emotionally taxing

The loss of a loved one is a tragic occurrence, especially when the death was unexpected. While some people who have family members in a nursing home know that the person's passing is imminent, there are others who learn of a sudden death that was due to the actions of the nursing home staff. This brings up many emotions that might not be present in other cases.

Signs of abuse sometimes mimic those of dementia

Senior citizens who are living in nursing homes deserve the care they need to live their remaining days comfortably. Many employees who work in these facilities enjoy working with the elderly population and work hard to take care of them. Unfortunately, there are some abusive individuals who see the situation as a way to make others suffer.

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