Falls can be more serious for seniors and the elderly than they are for younger people. In fact, in too many cases they are fatal. The problem of falls in nursing homes, where over 1.4 million people who are 65 and over live, is particularly bad.
It's sad to say, but older people are targets for mistreatment. The elderly can be easy to threaten, ignore, manipulate and abuse emotionally, physically or even sexually. Who stands up for people who cannot or will not complain or defend themselves from this kind of behavior from a caregiver?
In our previous post, our blog discussed how residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities are sometimes subjected to a level of neglect that is nothing short of appalling.