Nursing Home Abuse Statistics Overview

According to the organization Nursing Home Abuse Justice, worldwide there are millions of elderly people abused each year, with only a fraction of the cases which are actually reported to authorities. The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study suggests this number is even more severe, with only one in 25 cases of abuse reported. A 2018 study found that Massachusetts residents in nursing homes and had the best protections for elders overall and South Carolina had the worst protections in the country. 

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