Nursing Home Facilities Must Be Watched To Ward Against Abuse

Nursing home facilities come with the potential for abuse and families must be vigilant about the care of their loved ones. Two recent cases of abuse have brought the issue forward, causing concerns, and rightly so. One 29-year-old nursing home patient in a vegetative state was raped and later gave birth. The facility had no idea she was pregnant, per its testimony. 

Another nursing home patient was disabled and sexually abused. Signs of physical and sexual abuse were observed. Sexual assault in nursing home facilities among those incapable of defending themselves is troubling, yet still a reality. Families of loved ones are encouraged to be vigilant to observe, ask questions, research facilities and their surveys, and try to prevent sexual and physical abuse. For more, read the story