How Medical Professionals Help Identify Abuse in Nursing Homes

While there are no exact statistics for instances of elder abuse in nursing homes, many medical professionals have estimated that about 1 in 10 nursing home residents experience abuse. Even more troublesome, anonymous surveys and interviews with staff members and assistants paint a worse picture: over 30 percent of staff reported seeing physical abuse and over 80 percent reported seeing psychological abuse.

Unfortunately, nursing home staff are not always so forthcoming with this information, which is why medical professionals and other caretakers must take it upon themselves to stay vigilant