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Nursing Homes: More Can Be Done to Protect Residents from Abuse
Leslie G. Aronovitz. The 1.5 million elderly & disabled individuals residing in nursing homes are a vulnerable population. Concerns with inadequate care involving malnutrition, dehydration, & other forms of neglect have contributed to mounting scrutiny from state & Fed. auth. There is also growing concern that some residents are abused -- pushed, slapped, beaten, & otherwise assaulted -- by the individuals to whom their care has been entrusted. This report: determines whether allegations of abuse are reported promptly to local law enforcement & state survey agencies, assesses the extent to which abusers are prosecuted & the impediments to successful prosecutions, & evaluates whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect residents from abusive individuals.
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