New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is trying to stop elderly abuse in nursing homes. KFOX TV reported that New Mexico’s attorney general is launching a new campaign to prevent elderly abuse in nursing homes.
He’s ordered the state to review documents and evidence of abuse that would lead to an investigation on any facility.
“We also look at whether or not they are being cared for appropriately, according to their care plan, and we also look at a variety of injuries and things of that nature,” said Richard Chavez, the AG’s special agent supervisor.
Once enough evidence is gathered, the attorney general’s office will try to prosecute offending homes.