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US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A nursing home resident holds his wife's hand. © Human Rights Watch (New York) – Potential neglect and prolonged isolation may have caused serious harm to many people in nursing homes in the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch interviews with more than 60 people, as well as reports from independent monitors, revealed concerns including extreme weight loss, dehydration, untreated bedsores, inadequate hygiene, mental and physical decline, and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications among nursing home residents.…


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