It is a sad fact that those individuals who are most often the victims of abuse are those individuals who are least capable of preventing it. This is generally the case with nursing home abuse. It is unfortunate that any elderly individual is subject to abuse and it is even more unfortunate that elder abuse is more common than many people think.
If an elderly West Virginia resident can no longer care for themselves, their family members may decide to move them into a nursing home. However, nursing homes are often coming under fire due to allegations of abuse and neglect of the residents in their care. A report that was released on March 16 demonstrated just how common abuse and neglect may be.
All nursing homes should set out with the goal of protecting patients and providing a high level of care. When mistakes take place or nursing home staff members are poorly trained or incompetent, negligence can lead to poor care and even injuries or death.