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California Ombudsman calls nursing home abuse a growing problem

California detectives are investigating the abuse of a 68-year old woman who was admitted into the emergency room recently. The woman showed signs of not being changed regularly and also had sores on her body.

Nursing home abuse continues to be a growing problem nationwide. The Ombudsman Program coordinator of Advocacy Inc. for two California counties reported that her offices receive around twenty complaints of nursing home abuse monthly. She attributes the nationwide staffing shortages with the increasing reports of nursing home abuse.

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