Recent news of a nursing home patient in a persistent vegetative state who gave birth, surprising her family and the facility’s staff and spurring a sexual assault investigation, has brought to the forefront the need for education, advocacy and action when it comes to protecting vulnerable nursing home residents from sexual abuse. “Due diligence needs to be done by these facilities as they’re hiring staff. There needs to be better monitoring of staff in terms of making sure residents are protected. It really does put us all on notice,” National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (NCVQL) Executive Director Lori ... Read More
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