Here is a link to a sobering CNN article written by Bobbi Young, whose mother was raped at a nursing home and who was represented by NKF attorney Kirsten Fish in her fight for justice: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/opinions/nursing-home-rape-essay/index.html
NKF attorney Kirsten Fish is quoted in the CNN article published today entitled “Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes,” weighing in with other experts on what needs to change in our country’s nursing homes to prevent this type of horrible elder abuse. View the article here: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/02/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse-investigation/
Each year nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States. This means that approximately 10% of our nation’s elderly population reports being emotionally, physically, or financially abused. The sad truth is that these statistics only represent a fraction of the actual cases of elder abuse. Most elder abuse goes unreported.