Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a part of the more widespread problem of elder abuse, even though not all nursing home residents are elderly.
The National Center on Elder Abuse says it is not certain how many Americans suffer elder abuse and neglect. One of the most recent major studies says the rate could be as high as 10 percent, but that study did not consider financial abuse.
Despite the uncertainty about the exact number of elder abuse cases, the study shows that this is a serious problem in South Carolina and across the country.