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Nursing Home Abuse: Laws and Resources

Caring for an elderly loved-one can be especially stressful when the challenge of aging is compounded by illness and/or cog genitive impairment. Because of the vulnerability that can accompany aging, the elderly are often at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation. In fact, the United States has seen a considerable rise in elder abuse in the many institutions dedicated to the care of the elderly and adult disabled.

Nursing home abuse has, therefore, been the focus of much federal legislation in just the past two decades. If you are considering a local nursing home for the day to day care of your elderly or disabled loved one, know the laws that are in place to protect them.

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