Once you have placed an aging parent into a short-term or long-term care facility you will want to know that they are being treated with respect and compassion. Unfortunately, people 60 and over have a one in 10 chance of experiencing some type of elder abuse. Seventy percent of sexual abuse occurs in nursing homes but is believed only 30 percent are actually reported.
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging (AoA), hundreds of thousands of elders in the U.S. suffer from abuse and neglect every year. No shortage of elderly nursing home residents in Alton, Edwardsville and throughout Southern Illinois are among the victims of this widespread epidemic.