According to a recent news article published by Med News Media, a North Carolina woman was concerned of the care her mother was receiving at local a nursing home. By using a hidden camera in her mother's room, she caught video of the nursing home staff engaging in abusive conduct towards her mother. Verbal abuse where the attendant yelled at her mother during a change was recorded by the daughter after the first day of installation. It then became physical when the assistant moved the woman across the bed in a violent way.
Statistics from a report provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services state that one in five emergency room visits for elderly residents from nursing homes are from abuse or neglect. Many times the nursing home facility does not report the abuse to law enforcement or the proper government agency for reasons unknown.
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