how can l report resident abuse in a nursing home?

I am a cna(certified nursing assistant) l know a lot of nursing homes deal with neglect and l want to report a nursing home. I have gone to my don the adon and administrator but nothing gets done. I have days off and when l come back to work. People have sores and bruises. They are falsifying documents to make it read different than what actually happened. When l report it to them (chain of command) .Nothing is done . l have been told by my don. "l don't want to hear it". "you are starting to p*** me off" and have been told to lie to the government during a state survey. lf anyone one has any advice of who to contact in the state of michigan please let me know. Until l have a legal ground to stand on l am not going to say much in fear of losing my job. and letting them win, and nothing ever being done. So on behalf of the residents in the place l work please help us find a voice.

Asked By: edgeofdarkness - 9/10/2007
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Call the District Attorney's office. They will investigate pronto.
Answered By: Tinkerbell - 9/10/2007
Additional Answers (8)
Call the police since what's going on is neglect/abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Answered By: Teeby - 9/10/2007
Call you State health Board. They have to investigate these calls and will check into it. You are a kind person and God knows we need kind people helping our elderly.Thank you
Answered By: Mel - 9/10/2007 More
Answered By: Leah - 9/10/2007
you need to go to the state medical board and if they won't listen the AG office. I hope your right and your career won't be ruined over this! the patients have to come FIRST. is there anyway you can get this abuse on tape like with a webcam? it might help build your case and I bet the families of the patients would... More
Answered By: baserunner316 - 9/10/2007
You can try outside the "chain of command" - "Please report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to your local county Department of Social Services-Adult Protective Services or call the Dial Help Senior Helpline at 1-800-562-7622 or 482-4357 for more information on services for older adults." More
Answered By: schazjmd - 9/10/2007
Call your state ombudsman. You can find the number in the blue pages.
Answered By: nursesr4evr - 9/10/2007
Start by calling the police, anonymously, and register a complaint. Better yet, set up a well hidden video camera and catch them in the act.
Answered By: hoot.mahn - 9/10/2007
If you need an attorney/law firm to help you in this matter or give you legal protection, please try the site below. Hope this helps.
Answered By: J D - 9/10/2007
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