One of the most pervasive forms of nursing home abuse today is that of neglect. nursing home neglect is too frequently overlooked and results all too often in a decline in general health and eventually the death of those elderly people entrusted to nursing home care facilities. The problem can occur anywhere and can take many shapes. What makes this particularly sinister is that it can be overlooked or ignored for so long. Even upon repeated visits to a nursing home, the signs of nursing home neglect can remain hidden.
There are many reasons that elderly residents in facilities suffer nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing home workers are too often low-paid, overworked, and poorly trained. Sometimes the problem occurs when a nursing home owner tries to cut corners by skimping on staff or training. But, sometimes the worst cases of nursing home neglect and abuse happen at facilities that on the outside seem clean, professional, and well run. Often, management is aware that a problem exists.
Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which residents of nursing homes experience an elevated risk of a number of ailments. These issues can occur because of a lack of appropriate care, neglect, or they can simply result from the declining physical state that accompanies old age and created a need for long-term care in the first place. What follows is a listing of the most common ailments, such as bed sores, and nursing home neglect issues associated with nursing home care.
Nursing Home Abuse News
January 23, 2014
A 42-year old male nurse’s aide has been arrested after he was allegedly found on top of an elderly nursing home patient in the early hours of February 18th.
Nanic Aidasani was working at the Manhattanville Health Care Center in Kingsbridge in the city’s Bronx district, when a fellow employee spotted him on top of a 64-year old female patient. The victim suffers from dementia and cannot speak. Aidasani had allegedly raped the patient. The victim’s daughter then took her mother to the New York Presbyterian Hospital for a rape kit examination but because her mother cannot speak, they can only get court approval to conduct the test. This examination could provide crucial information about what happened that night.