Although there has not been much research into elder abuse, evidence suggests that it is just as common in the community than child abuse.
Abuse can be emotional, financial, psychological, sexual, or physical. Abuse patterns typically escalate in frequency and severity. We have created this website with resources in an effort to reduce the occurrence and frequency of nursing home abuse, and to assist people in securing key resources about different types of nursing home abuse and findings.
Many people come to us asking: "What are the laws in my state?" or "Where can I get my legal questions abut abuse answered?" The resources on our site are funded, in part, through us, Nursing Home Abuse Center. You may contact us about your specific situation, about abuse and about legal questions, by email at [email protected].
Your can also consult your local bar association (attorney organization) in your state or contact the American Bar Association. Before you hire any attorney ask for and review written materials about background and qualifications in nursing home abuse legal or administrative claims.
Your local sheriff's office, police department or mental health department may also be able to provide you with referrals to appropriate legal or administrative resources.
Our mission is to provide helpful resources and information realated to elder care and nursing home abuse. We post reports, information, resources and links to resources on a variety of nursing home-related topics, governmental agencies, educational and information resources.
Because this information is an online resource, we do not provide direct or emergency assistance for persons experiencing abuse. We do not provide counseling services or financial assistance. If you are seeking such assistance, you may contact authorities in your area or those listed on this website. We will gladly refer you to get a legal advice if you leave your details.
Police in Tonawanda are investigating the murder of a resident of a nursing home. He was discovered outside the facility on Tuesday morning, police stated Friday.
A petition for national efforts to confront the abuse and financial exploitation of our elderly and vulnerable citizens and for real change to end the abuse and address problems in adult guardianships.
Allegations of physical and sexual abuse of nursing home residents frequently are not reported promptly. Local law enforcement officials indicated that they are seldom summoned to nursing homes to immediately investigate allegations of physical or sexual abuse.
Images from a hidden video camera helped the son of a 78-year-old woman convince authorities that his mother was being brutally and repeatedly assaulted by nursing home staff.
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