Nursing Home Abuse occurs almost everyday in Alabama. There are currently 227 Nursing Homes in Alabama providing over 26506 beds to the elderly. Nearly 58000 full time jobs are generated by Alabama Nursing Homes with an overall business impact of $ 4 Billion dollars.
Typical problems experienced by nursing home residents include pressure sores which can lead to sepsis and death. Depression, which is quite common among nursing home residents and finally, urinary tract infections. Additional health problems include, malnutrition, dehydration, falls, medication problems/failure to give, and general negligence.