Skilled Nursing Homes Are Held Accountable For Neglect And Abuse
Most people know skilled nursing facilities by the more common term, nursing homes. Long-term care facilities are expected to provide their residents with highest standard of care. When this standard of care is not met, elderly residents often suffer serious injury or death. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we pursue actions against skilled nursing facilities and hold owners and staff accountable. Do not let your elderly loved one fall victim to abusive or negligent caregivers in a skilled nursing facility.
Complaints Against Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled nursing facilities are obligated and expected to provide continuous supportive care and skilled nursing services to patients who are unable to care for themselves due to physical, mental or emotional problems. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center, the most common complaints filed against skilled nursing facilities include the following:
- Delayed response to or lack of response to call lights
- Disrespect for residents and poor attitudes of nursing home staff
- Issues with care planning and resident assessments
- Improper handling and response to accidents
- Neglected personal hygiene of residents
A Skilled Nursing Facility Resident’s Right to Quality and Reliable Health Care
Our elder abuse and neglect attorneys are dedicated to ensuring quality and reliable care for those who reside in long-term care facilities. Health care in these types of facilities includes custodial care (meal service, housekeeping, assistance with personal care, and access to an activity center) and 24-hour access to medical care supervised by a medical director, licensed nurses, and a dietary staff. Regardless of the facility type, there is a potential for abuse and neglect to occur.
What Our Elder Abuse Law Firm Can Do for You
When you retain the services of our dedicated elder abuse law firm, you gain access to extensive knowledge, resources, and skill in elder abuse and neglect. We assist clients in obtaining compensation for the damages caused negligent caregivers, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes. Nursing home abuse and neglect often results in catastrophic injury and even death and that it is why it is extremely urgent that you seek legal representation if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect.