When families make the decision to put their loved ones in a nursing home, it usually happens because the family is not equipped to provide the kind of care that their loved one needs – and they hope that the nursing home can.
While many nursing homes take good care of their residents, too many nursing home residents find themselves in very vulnerable situations. Perhaps they do not have their full mental faculties. Many times they cannot walk, bathe, or use the bathroom without assistance. Those vulnerabilities can make them targets, and many rest homes do not do enough to protect their residents from abusive workers.
A recent investigative report from CNN looked into the issue in detail and discovered that more than 1,000 nursing homes have been cited for mishandling suspected sex abuse cases.