Over the next 20 years in the United States, a larger portion of the population than this country has ever seen will utilize the care of a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. As the demand on existing resources and the rush to profit from our aging population increases, these facilities will use hurriedly trained staff members and shoddily maintained facilities to seek their profits, at the expense of their patients’ safety.
With nursing home staff spread so thin, it is common for the people being cared for to be left alone for far too long, to be ignored, or to be dismissed as simply complaining when they discuss serious and sometimes life-threatening issues. These cases of nursing home negligence are heartbreaking, but far too common at the same time.
Negligence cases in nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities can follow several common themes:
A nursing home or skilled nursing facility must follow both state and federal guidelines for care. This includes the number of medical professionals it has on staff, the number of trained caregivers available for each resident, properly trained and staffed security, and the number of hours caregivers must spend with each patient.
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