Nursing home negligence is just as bad as outright abuse. It is just as unacceptable to ignore a patient as it is to hurt them intentionally. For instance, a nursing home with call buttons is supposed to have nurses and aids ready to come to the assistance of those who need help in bed, getting out of bed, moving to the restroom or just changing positions. If there is no one responding to these calls, patients could be left without the care they need.
Tragically, nursing home abuse is more common than many people realize. According to ABC News, abuse occurs in around 35 percent of nursing homes across the United States.