The 1.5 million elderly a disabled individuals residing in nursing homes are a vulnerable population. Concerns with inadequate care involving malnutrition, dehydration, a other forms of neglect have contributed to mounting scrutiny from state a Fed. auth. There is also growing concern that some residents are abused -- pushed, slapped, beaten, a otherwise assaulted -- by the individuals to whom their care has been entrusted. This report: determines whether allegations of abuse are reported promptly to local law enforcement a state survey agencies, assesses the extent to which abusers are prosecuted a the impediments to successful prosecutions, a evaluates whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect residents from abusive individuals.This definition is reinforced and reiterated in the State Operations Manual Guidance to Surveyors in Long Term Care Facilities, and the CMS Abuse and Neglect Training manual that serve as a basis for training state surveyors. We want toanbsp;...
|Author||:||Leslie G. Aronovitz|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2002-10-01|