Sadly, all too often, nursing home residents are not properly cared for and sometimes suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of trained caregivers. This can lead to the development of bed sores, malnutrition and dehydration, bowel impaction, falls and bruising, broken bones, poor hygiene, medication issues, mental health issues and the improper use of restraints.
While poor care sometimes results from nursing home employees and staff who simply don’t care about their residents, it can also be caused by nursing homes motivated by profit. This motivation can lead to poor communication among staff, short staffing or the hiring and retention of employees who are incompetent.
Nursing homes that neglect or abuse our loved ones need to be held accountable. If you believe a family member has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, then it is important to seek legal advice from an attorney who has experience handling these claims.