Sexual abuse negligence

This section answers our frequently asked questions regarding sexual abuse in nursing homes. If your question is not listed below, you can check the categories to the left, or scroll down to email your question to us.

Are incidents of elder sexual abuse in nursing homes frequent?
Why does sexual abuse occur in nursing homes?
Are some nursing home residents more vulnerable to sexual abuse than others?

Sources: Service Employees International Union Report (1999); Health Care Financing Administration’s Online Survey, Certification and Reporting Data (March 2000); HCFA’s National Restraint Reduction Newsletter (Summer 2000); Philadelphia Enquirer, Report Criticizes State over Nursing Homes (March 11, 1998)