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Nursing Home Abuse & Elder Abuse

According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, elder abuse is defined as, “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living broadens that definition by stating elder abuse is “a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.”

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How to Prevent Elder Abuse

Preventing elder abuse requires that you be attentive and watchful where the health and well being of your loved one is concerned. Understand that no facility is 100% safe from these crimes, and up to 30% of nursing homes in the US have had abuse lawsuits filed against them. According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, up to 550,000+ elderly citizens in the US are subject to some form of abuse in nursing homes and care facilities every single year.

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About Us

Our goal at nursinghomeabusesupport.com is to educate the American public with factual and scientific information pertaining to elder abuse and neglect within the United States. Each year tens of thousands of seniors are abused and neglected and out mission is to help spread awareness on this very sensitive issue.