18 Jul SIGNS YOUR LOVED ONE’S NURSING HOME IS DANGEROUSLY UNDERSTAFFED
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 18-Jul-2018
How to Tell if an Assisted Living Facility Is Short-Handed
Your loved one’s assisted living or skilled nursing facility is contractually required to provide them with an acceptable level of care. However, in order to reduce costs, some nursing homes hire fewer caregivers than they need to provide the care and attention they promise.
When you visit your loved one in their nursing home or are touring a new facility, keep an eye out for these potential signs of understaffing:
- Clinicians are rushed, hurried, or stressed out, to the point that they do not have time to speak with you or answer your questions.
- Your loved one receives less than 2 hours of care from nursing home staff each day.
- Your loved one displays symptoms of neglect, such as poor hygiene, dehydration, and bed sores due to infrequent repositioning.
- Caregivers are impatient or harsh with residents, especially when they (the residents) are unable to do something quickly.
Residents suffer when nursing homes are understaffed. Lack of appropriate care can exacerbate health problems and lead to painful new health problems. In some cases, it can even result in tragic, avoidable death. If someone you love has received less-than-stellar care in a local nursing home, you must seek legal representation right away.
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When nursing homes do not fulfill their obligation to provide attentive, enriching care and a safe environment, the results can be devastating for residents and their families.
Gruenberg Kelly Della is comprised of passionate, skilled advocates who have your best interest in mind, and we are committed to softening the financial blow of nursing home neglect by helping you pursue fair compensation for your loved one’s injuries. Our Long Island nursing home abuse lawyers are prepared to fight for you and your family and help you pursue justice on behalf of your loved one.
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