Sex Abuse In Nursing Homes a Common, Hidden Problem

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Sexual abuse of residents in long-term care facilities, assisted-living centers and nursing homes is a largely hidden problem, the Kansas City Star reports. It hides behind reporting systems that fail to catalog such complaints separately from other forms of abuse that afflict the elderly and disabled. Business incentives drive facility owners to conceal abuse. Family members, friends and visitors know or suspect something has happened . . .

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