An Overview of Caregiver Abuse in Nursing Homes

There is never any excuse for elder abuse, whether at the hands of family members, unpaid caregivers, or professional nursing home staff.  However, understanding the reasons behind these abusive behaviors is important, as it can allow family members to spot the signs and intervene if needed.

For this post, we’re discussing caregiver abuse, particularly within nursing homes. Caregiver abuse in the US is a tragically under-reported crime, with recent stats placing 1 in 6 residents as having experienced abuse at the hands of a caregiver in a nursing home, and