Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is a concern in Indiana and throughout the United States. Now, a new study
is raising that fear. A recent government report found that 90-percent
of nursing homes hired people with criminal convictions.
According to the article on CBS News entitled, “Over 90 Percent of
Nursing Homes Hire Criminals,” the federal study also found that
almost half of the nursing homes employed five or more people with criminal
backgrounds. Registered sex offenders were included in the various types
of criminals researches found among workers at several nursing homes.
Unfortunately, ties could be made between employees with convictions and
claims of nursing home injuries and neglect. There is some good news —
some states are starting to implement new programs to conduct background
checks on nursing home employees.