Bedsores, a common form of nursing home abuse, do not take long to develop, especially for a patient who cannot move because of physical limitations to a bed or a chair. If a facility does not have enough caregivers to provide basic levels of monitoring and prevention methods, the odds of a bedsore forming can significantly increase.
Bedsores, when untreated, can be deadly.
Unfortunately, 1 in 10 nursing home residents are still experiencing bedsores; often caused by improper care and oversight.
Nursing home owners drained cash while residents deteriorated
A recent article by NPR reports that the owners of a New York nursing home have drained its funds and left the home struggling to provide basic care to its residents.
The home, which once had a reputation for being one of the best in the state, has fallen into disrepair due to the owners’ mismanagement of its finances.
Residents and their families are now raising concerns about the quality of care being provided at the home, as well as the safety of the residents.
The article highlights the importance of proper financial management in nursing homes and the need for increased oversight to ensure that residents receive the quality care they deserve.
Do You Have Family or Friends in a Nursing Home?
Bedsore.Law protects patients from neglect and abuse in care facilities. If a pressure sore injury occurs, the patient may be entitled to compensation. By pursuing legal claims, not only can the individual receive justice, but also the nursing home system can be improved by deterring future misconduct.
At Bedsore.Law, we exclusively handle cases of nursing home neglect causing injuries like pressure sores. We approach our clients with compassion and always strive to provide thorough and effective legal services. Our goal is to create a better future for the elderly and their loved ones in the nursing home system.
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