In a recent report by CBS News, around one-third of the nursing homes studied
by congress have been cited for abuse. Such instances of abuse included
verbal abuse, choking, assaults and even death. The incidence of abuse
in nursing homes is rising. Facilities are not performing adequate background
checks, and some staff have convictions for assault in multiple jurisdictions.
Some staff members lose their licenses in one state, and just move to
another state and get a new job. Many nursing home operators just fill
positions without performing a full background check, which lets these
abusive staff members fall through the cracks. If you want more information
on the nursing homes in our area, click on the
Guilford County Nursing Home Review.