The statistics will shock you. During 1999-2001, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes were cited for violations that had potential to cause harm or that had caused actual harm to a resident.
Educating staff members on abuse prevention is more important than ever, and should always be part of yearly inservice training.
UC Irvine’s Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect has some great resources for abuse education, and is the world’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center, bringing together physicians, psychologists, law enforcement, social workers and others to handle complex cases.
The center hosts the Elder Abuse Training Institute which identifies the most pressing training needs in elder mistreatment, and was recently named by the U.S. Administration on Aging as the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Download their printable brochure Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities and read detailed facts and statistics about elder abuse.