Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, was quoted in an article on neglect of older adults in Caring.com, "Signs of Nursing Home Neglect You Shouldn't Ignore."
“Nobody should ever have to suffer from abuse, but neglect is more prevalent and more poorly understood,” Dr. Fulmer says, "About 70 percent of cases screened for mistreatment of elderly people are due to neglect....Abuse is usually assault and battery—someone slaps you or hits you—but the fact is you are more likely to live through that than through neglect,” says Fulmer.
“If someone does not give you water, does not give you food and does not check a wound, you die. There is a tremendous mortality and morbidity associated with the syndrome of neglect.” Seven key signs of nursing home neglect to look out for are described.
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