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What is Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

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The statistics about nursing home neglect or abuse are jarring: a national survey of nursing home staff reported that a total of 36% of nursing home residents say that they witnessed a minimum of one incident of physical abuse against an elderly patient in the previous year. 10% of staff committed at least one act of physical abuse toward an elderly patient, and 40% of staff admitted to psychologically abusing patients. 

Nursing home abuse can occur in a number of forms, and it is not limited to instances of physical abuse. Other common types of abuse that occur in nursing homes include psychological abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and sexual abuse. If you are concerned that a loved one has suffered some type of elder abuse, keep reading to learn about what actions you can take.  More ›

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Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect FAQs

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Nursing home abuse cases are usually actions in medical malpractice or personal injury which in Delaware must be brought within 2 years of the date of the injury or the date the abuse was (or should have been) discovered.  More ›

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