Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

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4 Key Statistics on Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is rare, but it can be extremely harmful, both physically and mentally. Sexual abuse in nursing homes may be committed by anyone — staff, other residents, or even criminals who enter the facility illegally. Below, learn about some of the important facts on sexual abuse in nursing homes. If your… Read More

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5 Alarming Cases of Nursing Home Abuse and Their Fights for Justice

Nursing home abuse takes place every day and comes in many forms. At times, victims may feel hopeless in reporting and seeking legal help after experiencing nursing home abuse. However, these 5 recent examples show that justice is possible for those affected. 1. New York Attorney General Holds Nursing Home Accountable for Fraud and Neglect… Read More

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Litigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases

In some cases, cases of nursing home abuse can lead to litigation. Litigation is the process of filing a lawsuit. Past instances of nursing home litigation led to high payouts for victims, allowing them to afford medical treatment and start the healing process. Below, learn about nursing home litigation and how to take action. How… Read More

Ohio Implements Mandatory Reporting on Elder Abuse

Ohio Implements Mandatory Elder Abuse Reporting

Ohio’s Adult Protective Services has changed their requirements for reporting suspected elder abuse. Several professionals and service people will now hold a legal responsibility to report suspected abuse to protect vulnerable elders from harm. New legislation in Ohio has expanded a list of individuals who are required by law to report suspected elder abuse. Certain… Read More

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Fail to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Failing to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

A recent investigation revealed the Department of Health and Human Services fined six Georgia facilities for failure to report cases of sexual abuse in nursing homes and protect its residents against sexual crimes. Underreporting of Sexual Abuse in Georgia Nursing Homes In at least half of the nursing homes investigated, the unreported sexual abuse occurred… Read More