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5 Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect (and What to Do)

The primary purpose of a nursing home facility is to care for elderly individuals who need extra help and assistance. Ideally, they are loving communities where individuals receive the level of care they need to continue living a comfortable life as long as possible.

Unfortunately, in the real world, this isn’t always the case. Nursing home abuse and neglect is much more common than it should be. According to research, more than two million cases of elder abuse are reported each year.

More than 40 percent of nursing home residents have reported abuse, while 90 percent say they, or another resident of the facility, have suffered neglect.