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Why is nursing home abuse so hard to track?

We know that nursing home abuse happens. In one study, 20 percent of the residents ended up getting abused by other residents, and that doesn't even take into account abuse coming from the staff. Why, then, has it been so hard to track this activity and gather accurate data?

Bed Sores in Nursing Homes - Risk Factors and Prevention

When someone moves into a nursing home, it is usually after a lot of careful consideration by the resident and their family. They go in believing that a nursing home is the best place to care for that person given their current circumstances.

Types of medication errors in nursing homes

Medication errors happen. No one is perfect, and this includes the staff at a nursing home. Typically, though, experts note that the error rate should be below 5 percent, and the staff should work hard to keep it as low as possible. After all, the residents expect a certain level of care and have a right to a healthy living situation. The staff could be liable when negligence violates this right.

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