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Physical and emotional abuse as well as neglect are shockingly common in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Sadly, a report prepared by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee indicates that as many as one in three nursing home residents are neglected or abused.

Abuse varies significantly from one situation to the next, but in all cases, resident suffering is severe. Highlighted are a few common signs of abuse and neglect in nursing homes — and steps you can take if you suspect a loved one has suffered abuse:


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