Neglect is the most common type of abuse nursing home residents receive. Considering, several nursing homes are understaffed and hire under qualified employees, this causes several patients to be neglected. Residents who are left alone for extended periods of time are more liable to obtain an injury by falling, or experience bed sores, dehydration, and malnutrition. Some residents experience physical or verbal abuse due to the improper training of staff members. This type of abuse could involve holding a resident down, hitting them, or verbally abusing them.