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What is neglect of a nursing home resident?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
Neglect is defined as the refusal by the worker to fulfill his or her obligations to the resident of a nursing home. It includes failing to give necessary care such as food, water, fresh clothing, personal hygiene, medicine, safety or even comfort. Abandonment is the desertion of a nursing home resident by a nursing home worker who has assumed responsibility for providing care for the resident in question.
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