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A Perfect Cause
Advocacy organization for disability and elder rights in America. Includes a comprehensive study of sexual offenders in nursing homes.
http://www.aperfectcause.org/

Elder Abuse
The California Attorney General discusses Operation Guardians, a unique multidisciplinary facility inspection program. Gives elder abuse prosecution data from 1994 to 2003.
http://oag.ca.gov/bmfea/elder

Elderly Abused at 1 in 3 Nursing Homes - ABCNEWS.com Report
Reports of serious physical, sexual and verbal abuse are numerous among the nation's nursing homes, according to a congressional report released on July 30, 2001.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92689&page=1

Elderly Locked up at Nursing Home - Asahi Shimbun Report
Despite repeated warnings, a local nursing home continues to lock elderly residents in their rooms or strap them to wheelchairs.
http://www.asahi.com/english/nation/TKY200410160131.html

Foundation Aiding The Elderly (FATE)
Nonprofit organization helping patients who are victims of neglect or abuse in nursing homes. Includes consumer information on selecting a facility and filing a complaint.
http://www.4fate.org/

GAO 2007 Report on Nursing Home Enforcement
The US Government Accountability Office concludes that efforts to strengthen Federal enforcement have not deterred some homes from repeatedly harming residents.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07241.pdf

Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC)
This non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes offers comprehensive information for professionals and consumers.
http://www.kabc.org/

National Nursing Home Watch List
For each state, list of nursing homes on the Watch List indicating severity of warning based on history of actual harm and immediate jeopardy.
http://www.memberofthefamily.net/usmap.htm

Nursing Home Abuse Increasing - CBS News.com Reports
These investigative reports discuss the high rate of abuse and neglect and review examples of corruption in the long term care industry.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nursing-home-abuse-increasing/

Nursing Home Deaths: GAO November 2004 Report
Arkansas Coroner referrals confirm weaknesses in state and federal oversight of quality of care. Includes recommendations from the United States Government Accountability Office.
http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d0578high.pdf

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog
Legal information for families regarding nursing home abuse and neglect.
http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/

Shortcomings in Efforts to Protect Residents from Abuse
United States GAO testimony of Leslie Aronovitz before the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate (March 2002).
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02448t.pdf

US Government Accountability Office Report on Nursing Homes
According to this extensive GAO December 2005 report, challenges remain in insuring high-quality care and resident safety despite increased oversight.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06117.pdf

Why Some Elderly Attacks Go Unnoticed - ABCNEWS.com Report
A congressional committee's findings indicate that elderly abuse cases are often not reported to police or disregarded altogether.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=91848&page=1