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Criminal Offenders Residing in LongTerm Care Facilities

Bledsoe, Wes

Journal of Forensic Nursing:
legal nurse consulting

Violent acts against elders in long‐term care facilities often go undocumented and are rarely reported or prosecuted. Surprisingly, most of the assailants are fellow residents.

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Wes Bledsoe is the founder of A Perfect Cause, a not‐for‐profit, disability and elder rights advocacy organization ( He can be reached at

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© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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