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What is nursing home neglect?

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, along with other residential and rehabilitation facilities, are entrusted with the care of people who need help caring for themselves. The employees of these facilities should follow established standards of care, which include following doctors' orders and providing the care that is generally expected from similar providers, including guidelines established by the state and federal governments. It is considered neglect if an injury or other health problem occurs due to lack of following these standards.

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