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Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

Brief
February 1, 2018

This research brief provides an overview on elder and vulnerable/dependent adult abuse in long-term care facilities in the U.S. The report includes the prevalence of the abuse, the types of abuse, and recommendations for how to better protect residents.

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Key Takeaways

44% of nursing home residents interviewed said they had been abused, 95% said they had experienced or seen neglect.
Reports showed 17% of CNAs had pushed, grabbed, or shoved, 51% yelled at, and 23% insulted or swore at residents.
Over 50% of nursing home staff admitted to mistreating older patients within the prior year in one study.
 
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