Our nationwide nursing home industry is regularly complicit in all manner of crimes against the very people it is paid exorbitant fees - up to $92,000 annually - to protect. Residents suffer the atrocities of emotional; physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; theft of property; falsification of documentation; medication errors; surgical mistakes, and sometimes murder. The victims include our families, and one day, perhaps, ourselves. From administrators down to lowest paid staff members, the people hired to protect our families often work under the influence of drugs and alcohol and engage in sexual encounters while on the job.
Today's news headlines scream of a helpless nursing home resident, comatose for over a decade, who delivered a son, after being raped by a male nurse. Even a cursory online search reveal that complaints have been filed in 49 of 50 states plus the District of Columbia this month alone. REFORM IS NEEDED!