Nursing home abuse and neglect are, sadly, not uncommon. In 2020, over 15,000 complaints were filed with nursing home ombudsmen throughout the country (the ombudsman is someone who handles long-term care complaints in each state). Undoubtedly, many more cases go unreported.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), nursing home abuse complaints in 2018 included:
- 29% physical abuse