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.