More and more states are turning to legislation that would require sex offenders to notify nursing homes and their residents. The need for such legislation comes as nursing homes are accepting an increasing number of mentally handicapped patients, some of who are sex offenders. Specifically, the problem relates more to younger, mentally handicapped patients at nursing homes, not the elderly. However, as the level of care at nursing homes continues to decline, incidents of violent sexual behavior by residents continue to increase.
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