Can you imagine any reason a person would intentionally harm an elderly person? Elder abuse victims and their loved ones struggle with this question daily. Several individuals in assisted living facilities are defenseless and often physically incapable of protecting themselves. Nevertheless, elderly residents are violated each year in nursing home abuse incidents. These types of actions are unacceptable and in order to prevent them, we need to understand why they happen.
Lack of Time and Resources
Taking care of our elderly population requires patience and a heartfelt attitude towards the needs of the individual. However, in residences across the country, employees are failing to provide quality care. A reason for this gap is because of the lack of staff available for these positions. Nursing homes may not have quality candidates or the budget to hire additional employees. Remaining employees are left with the burden of extra duties and responsibilities. As … Read More »