Of the hundreds of blogs we write each year, the most heartbreaking are those we write about nursing home abuse and neglect. The stories are tragic, and they happen to people who are vulnerable and defenseless. Here is a round-up of the most important nursing home stories of the year. (To read any of the blogs, click on the title and you’ll be taken directly to the story.)
Nursing Home Horror Stories
I am constantly amazed and disturbed by the level of abuse and neglect happening in nursing homes across the country. I talk to people everyday who say they can’t believe that any care facility could actually put residents at risk of harm or death. To give credence to my pessimism, here are some very frightening stories gathered from news articles across the country.
- Nursing Home Tragedies
- Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Hidden Camera
- More Nursing Home Tragedies
- Riverdale’s Nursing Home “Hell”
- More Tragic Nursing Home Stories
- Even More Nursing Home Tragedies
- More Scary Stories About Nursing Home Care
How to Spot Signs of Elder Abuse
Many older people who are abused are at the mercy of their caregivers, and therefore may be afraid to speak about their pain or fear. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s important to remain alert to the signs that something may be wrong.
How to Choose a Good Nursing Home
Want to prevent abuse altogether? Start by choosing a quality nursing home.