Suspected Cases Of Elder Abuse Still Underreported, Federal Auditors Say : Shots - Health News  NPR

It can be hard to quantify the problem of elder abuse. Experts believe that many cases go unreported. And Wednesday morning, their belief was confirmed by ...

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Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.

Suspected Cases Of Elder Abuse Still Underreported, Federal Auditors Say : Shots - Health News : NPR

“At @CMSGov our goal is #EnsuringQualityCare in nursing homes so that residents are kept safe from abuse and neglect, so we recently announced a 5-part plan that focuses on strengthening requirements for nursing homes. 1/6 https://t.co/bp6l88uqKM”

Administrator Seema Verma on Twitter: "At @CMSGov our goal is #EnsuringQualityCare in nursing homes so that residents are kept safe from abuse and neglect, so we recently announced a 5-part plan that focuses on strengthening requirements for nursing homes. 1/6 https://t.co/bp6l88uqKM"

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries. Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries. 

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do... WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do...