Severe Human Rights Abuses in Europe’s Nursing Homes - Report

There are severe human rights abuses of older persons in nursing homes, a new report by the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions shows. The report reveals evidence that nursing homes often disrespect older persons' rights, and in many cases they are admitted into care homes without consent. Complaints range from elderly home residents being transported down corridors in a state of undress to a lack of medical support and even verbal or physical aggression. In 2015, 18.5 percent of Europe’s population was aged over 65 years, while it is expected to rise to 30 percent by 2060.