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Reports of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation on the Rise in North Carolina’s Long-Term Care Facilities

The state ombudsman for long-term care, Sharon Wilder, was quoted recently in the Raleigh News & Observer as stating that the reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation are on the increase in North Carolina and will likely continue to rise.  “We now have the baby boomers emerging as the caregivers for their elders,” Ms. Wilder said. “Their nature is to ask more questions and to want more answers. They are more willing to contact whoever they need to to get answers.”

 

Click to read Tommy Goldsmith’s article, “Abuse Claims Hard to Verify if the Injured Can’t Speak” from The News & Observer.

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