Sexual and Physical Abuse

Any type of sexual and physical abuse in a nursing home environment is wrong and a crime.  Under the Minnesota Nursing Homes Residents Bill of Rights, all residents have the right to be free from harm, including sexual and physical abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Physical abuse is the most common type of abuse in nursing homes but sexual abuse also occurs behind closed doors. No one wants to think that this could be happening to a family member. Sexual abuse can be one of the hardest things to admit to and to overcome but it is incredibly important for the welfare of all residents that any act of sexual abuse be reported to a nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.