If caring for your infirm loved one becomes too difficult, you may feel confident entrusting their care to a nursing home or care center believing that its staff will be able to provide the attention and supervision your family member or friend needs. Sadly, that does not always happen. Nursing home staffs might overlook some of their residents' more subtle needs. While they may feel as though they can get away with omitting care practices that might be minor, when your loved one is in need of constant care, no aspect of their life should be overlooked.
While many people in Oregon do acknowledge that elder abuse does happen, what most do not realize are just how extreme of a problem it is. Contrary to what some may think, elder abuse is not a problem exclusive to public care facilities. It can also happen at home by a person's own family member or trusted caretaker. Because the elderly are already vulnerable and often not able to effectively communicate their needs, elder abuse often goes unnoticed until it is too late.