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CBS News Reports 1,600 U.S. Nursing Homes Cited for Abuse

According to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, “We found examples of residents being punched, choked or kicked by staff members or other residents.” Waxman’s findings include the abuse and death of Helen Love, who was attacked by a certified nurse’s assistant at a Sacramento facility.  “He choked me and went and broke my neck and broke my wrist,” said Love, who died two days after her interview. Her assailant got a year in county jail. CBS News learned and reported that three other employees at the same Sacramento facility had been convicted for abuse, which should have barred them from nursing home work.

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