Any resident of a nursing home is at risk; however, studies show the following factors causes that risk to spike:
- Seniors who have no support system in place, such as family or friends
- Seniors who suffer from dementia. Statistics reveal that almost 50 percent of dementia patients have suffered some form of abuse.
- Seniors who have already experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, or other trauma in their past.
- Seniors who are in poor health or are functionally impaired.