Understanding Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a serious issue. How are some of the causes of nursing home abuse and how often does it happen? How can I get involved to protecting our seniors?
Elder abuse takes on many forms, including emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. Learn the warning signs of elder abuse and help protect our greatest generation.
The Various Types of Elder Abuse
Physical abuse of the elderly involves the application of physical violence or force against an elder that results in physical impairment, physical pain, injury, or bodily harm to the individual.Learn More
Elder sexual abuse includes any sexual contact with an elder who, because of mental illness or dementia, cannot communicate their disapproval of the behavior against them and cannot communicate consent for the activity.Learn More
Emotional abuse against the elderly can happen in an assisted care facility or in a nursing home. Perpetrators can include volunteers, caregivers, family members, or other individuals employed at the nursing facility.Learn More
The Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) was founded on the principles of dignity and respect for some of the most vulnerable citizens, seniors.
Seniors have built a society of law, order and protection that we all enjoy today. They fought wars against tyranny, supported equality and built families and businesses that changed our world.
It’s time for us to protect them from abuse perpetrated in the “safest” of places. NHAC is a free online resource designed to inform and encourage improvements to the status quo.
Let’s stand together and protect our seniors.
When my family was trying to determine whether there was some kind of abuse going on at my mother's assisted living facility, the Nursing Home Abuse Center provided the information I needed to know.
I'm grateful for their free services, and that they were able to help me know how to protect my loved ones.