Nursing homes offer a level of medical attention and daily care that would be difficult to provide for elderly loved ones in their own homes. At the same time, nursing home abuse is an unfortunately common problem, and it is important for family members and friends to remain vigilant.
Common Types of Elder Abuse
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines elder abuse as an intentional act that has the potential to cause harm to someone age 60 or over. It can occur at the hands of family or caregivers when older adults live in their own homes, or as the result of nursing home abuse committed by a facility’s workers or staff.
The following are five common types of abuse identified by the CDC: