For many of us, the thought of nursing home negligence is entirely incomprehensible. How could someone ever think it would be ok to abuse or neglect some of the most vulnerable members of society? But unfortunately, nursing home negligence occurs all too often across many states in the county. In a recent blog, we discussed some of the most common forms of nursing home negligence. Today, we are going to discuss the reasons why such egregious neglect and abuse occur.
If your family member has been abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, do not hesitate to contact an aggressive personal injury attorney who will work tirelessly to ensure a favorable case outcome for your loved one.
Reasons Why Nursing Home Negligence Occurs
Nursing home negligence refers to the failure of a nursing home facility to provide adequate care and attention to its residents, which can lead to injury, illness, or even death. One reason nursing home negligence occurs is due to understaffing. Nursing homes are often understaffed, requiring more caregivers to provide proper care to all residents. This can lead to caregivers being overworked and stressed, resulting in neglect or abuse of residents. In addition, when staff members are spread too thin, they may not be able to meet the needs of all residents in a timely and appropriate manner. This can lead to residents developing bedsores, infections, or medical complications that proper care could have prevented.
Another reason for nursing home negligence is the lack of training and supervision of staff. Caregivers in nursing homes need to be adequately trained to handle the needs of residents, including administering medication, changing bandages, and providing emotional support. Without adequate training, caregivers may not know how to care for residents, leading to abuse or neglect. Additionally, staff members who are not properly supervised may engage in abusive or neglectful behavior without consequences.
Furthermore, nursing homes may prioritize profit over resident care. Some nursing homes may cut corners to save money, such as reducing the number of staff members or using cheaper equipment or supplies. This can result in residents receiving substandard care that risks their health and well-being. In some cases, nursing homes may even engage in fraudulent billing practices or overcharge residents and their families for services that were not provided.
Finally, nursing home negligence may occur due to a lack of accountability. Large corporations or organizations often own nursing homes that may prioritize profits over the health and well-being of residents. As a result, these entities may not be held accountable for the action of their staff members or any harm caused to residents.
Contact a Kane County Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
No nursing home resident deserves to be mistreated. Contact the Aurora, IL, nursing home negligence lawyers with Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. for compassionate and stellar legal representation. Call 630-907-0909 for a free consultation.