Picking up from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Facts and Statistics (Part 1)¸ here are some more shocking facts and statistics regarding the occurrence of nursing home abuse in the U.S.
- While nursing home abuse can occur at the hands of the staff who run these facilities and other residents in these homes, in many cases, it’s relatives (usually drug addicted relatives) of the elderly who are perpetrating this abuse.
- Nursing home residents who are disabled are far more likely to be victimized by abuse or neglect than able-bodied residents. In fact, more than 50 percent of all disabled residents in U.S. nursing homes are reportedly the victims of some type of abuse or neglect.
- Bed sores, malnutrition and dehydration are some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Some of the reasons that the vast majority of nursing home abuse cases go unreported are that:
- Some victims are too embarrassed to report being the victims of abuse.
- Some are too scared of the retaliation they may suffer if they report the abuse.
- Some do not want to get their abusers in trouble, as many cases of abuse are perpetrated by relatives.
- Others are not cognitively well enough to know that they have been victimized (or to be able to communicate that they have been abused) because, for example, they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, etc.
- There is a 300 percent increased risk of early death for nursing home residents who are the victims of abuse or neglect. While some of these victims end up taking their own lives, others simply lose the will to live, stop eating, stop taking medications and succumb to health complications.
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