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    I am soon going to place my grandmother in a nursing home facility. A good friend of mine just told me to reconsider the idea because of the various instances of abuse taking place in nursing homes. What are the various forms abuse that take place in nursing homes which I should be aware of?

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    Not my area of expertise, but neglect obviously. Also staff trying to get residents to do something has some potential. Bad food. There should be some state agency that keeps on eye on nursing homes. Check with them.
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    Bed sores, rashes from not having adult diapers changed enough, being tied to chairs and ignored.

    I agree with DAW to check with the state. MA publishes the results of the nursing home inspections and whether the home passed or failed.

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    This is a strange question. What types of abuse might any person inflict on another? The possibilities are endless. Unless your friend is willing to care for the woman for you free of charge, she has no say in the matter. If she requires more care than you are able to provide, you will need to trust that care to someone else. When choosing a facility, it helps to speak with residents and their family members to get their opinions. Certainly regular visits and contact from you will do much to ease your mind and alert you to any inappropriate conditions.
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    Default Nursing home abuse may take place in different forms. Here are some of them

    Nursing home abuse may take place in different forms. Here are some of them:
    • Withholding of food from a patient
    • Denying access to water to a patient
    • Errors in dispensing medication, or not dispensing it at all
    • Poor toileting facilities or lack of bathroom assistance
    • Unsanitary living conditions
    • Inadequate daily care and grooming
    • Ignoring a patient
    • Lack of socialization leading to depression
    • Humiliation or mocking; verbal abuse
    • Elder abuse from other nursing home residents
    • Financial exploitation (stealing money, checks, credit cards, or belongings)
    • Sexual abuse


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