Nursing home abuse is more common than you might expect. Each year, thousands of residents at long-term care facilities are either injured or lose their lives because they don't receive an adequate level of care. Among the many types of neglectful behavior these individuals' caregivers include not helping residents in moving about, with eating, or with basic hygiene are the most common.
Making the decision to put your loved in a nursing home is difficult. The last thing you want to realize is that your loved one is being abused or neglected. Physical abuse and neglect can sometimes be easy to see. It's other types of abuse and neglect that can occur without causing any physical signs.
Whether it be neglecting a nursing home resident's basis hygiene, not rendering necessary assistance with eating, or forcing them to remain bedridden because no accommodations are made for their mobility; these are just some of the many examples of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, there are many others though as well.