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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics
  • 1 out of 3 nursing homes across the country have been cited for nursing home abuse and other related infractions.
  • 11% of nursing homes have been cited for unnecessary dispensing of prescription drugs
  • 1/4 of the aides prosecuted for abusing patients have previous criminal records and 5% of nursing home aides across the nation have criminal records.
  • 1 to 2 million Americans over 65 have been abused, neglected or mistreated by their primary caregiver.
  • In 1999, 5,000 death certificates of nursing home patients listed dehydration, malnutrition, starvation, or bedsores as the cause of death.
  • CNN reports that just over 90% of nursing home facilities are understaffed. These staff shortages lead to increased instances of health problems, neglect, and abuse.
  • Only 16% of elder abuse cases are ever reported, according to the National Elder Abuse Incident Study.


nursing home negligence attorneys  said...

Good stats provided and we need to rethink before sending our elders to nursing home.

Nursing Home Neglect Attorney St Louis said...

This statistics shows the reallity of these nursing homes and show how our elders treated in nursing homes.

Nursing Home Neglect Attorney St Louis said...

I think these statistics are right. please think of it..