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The link between nursing home understaffing and elder abuse

A serious understaffing problem is permeating many of America's nursing homes and continuing care facilities, and it may be placing your loved ones at risk. When nursing homes do not have enough staff members to comfortably cater to all residents and handle all necessary tasks, the quality of care tends to suffer, which can lead to nursing home abuse or neglect, among other issues. Nursinghomeabuseguide.org reports that more than 90 percent of the nation's nursing homes are understaffed, and there are a number of reasons this is the case.

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