A Perfect Cause
Advocacy organization for disability and elder rights in America. Includes a comprehensive study of sexual offenders in nursing homes.
The California Attorney General discusses Operation Guardians, a unique multidisciplinary facility inspection program. Gives elder abuse prosecution data from 1994 to 2003.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing Homes Abuse Blog
Legal information for families regarding nursing home abuse and neglect.
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).
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.
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.