Nursing home residents, especially those with diminished capacity and/or no close relatives nearby, are probably at much greater risk of abuse (especially sexual abuse) than available statistics would indicate. Hawks explains why abuse is underreported, how reporting requirements vary, and describes the effects of elder sexual abuse and its treatment. Legal actions that abused victims and government agencies can or should take and possible legislative changes are also explored.
Hawks, Robert A.
"Grandparent Molesting: Sexual Abuse of Elderly Nursing Home Residents and its Prevention ,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol8/iss1/8