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How is nursing home neglect defined?

Generally speaking, nursing home neglect exists when a nursing home fails to provide the care, services and supervision necessary to adequately provide for the needs of its nursing home residents.  

This care includes the provision of food, medicine and physical attention needed to prevent the onset of sickness.  

A particularly common condition affecting nursing home patients is the onset of bedside sores, known as decubitus ulcers, which often result from the failure to properly turn nursing home residents.  

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