One critic has called out one state’s legislators for their share of responsibility in the rise of elder abuse and neglect. According to this critic, poorly funding certain government programs has serious social consequences in addition to its fiscal advantages. Nursing home facilities may be among those affected, according to the critic.
The critic mentions the above-referenced state’s minuscule Medicaid/Medicare funding is preventing even the bare requirements for elders in dire need of medical services. These facilities for seniors may be severely understaffed due to low external funding, resulting in a level of care that is far less than acceptable. For more, read the story.