The biggest reason people go from a regular home to an assisted living facility isn’t that they want to play shuffleboard or have lunch with the neighbors – it’s because they need assistance from trained staff members to help take care of them. In many cases assisted living patient care, can lead to nursing home negligence and abuse.
The problem we see with nursing home negligence and abuse is that far too many nursing homes have a lack of staff. These are private businesses trying to bring in a profit, which we accept and understand. Unfortunately, some of those nursing home corporations decide to increase their profits by cutting down on the number of staff members.
That is to say, some assisted living facilities don’t have enough people on hand to actually assist with everyone’s living! This leads to frail people trying to walk to the bathroom on their own without assistance and falling. It leads to people being left alone to stare at the walls all day. It leads to needless suffering, misery, and even death. It leads to nursing home negligence and abuse lawsuits.
We take the quality of life issues very seriously, and stamping out nursing home negligence is a crusade at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C.. If your loved one has been harmed by a negligent or understaffed nursing home, please give us a call.
The problems come from retirement homes where the staff has too much to do or little oversight. In those places, residents are left to fend for themselves half the time and become disengaged.
An effective nursing home has a full staff of eager, helpful, and kind people who take an avid role in the care of your loved ones. They get involved, they interact, and this leads to a decrease in accidents and a better quality of life. That’s the kind of assisting people to need.
Find out what you should watch for to see if your nursing home facility is up to par on nursing home standards!