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Villarreal & Begum January 9, 2020

Nursing Home Abuse and Staffing Issues

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As with any business, you need to be well-staffed in order to stay efficient. This is especially true for any job industry that involves taking care of people.  When it comes to nursing homes, we expect our loved ones to be treated with the respect and care they deserve. However, even in the most luxurious nursing homes, there is rampant abuse. According to an investigative report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this is due to short staffing. The report goes on to say nursing homes suffer from high turn over rates, at even the top management positions. Due to the lack of people, nursing homes often settle for lesser qualified candidates and provide little to no training to new employees.

Even when nursing homes follow state regulations, they often still fail to meet their patient’s needs.  Patients that need special care often don’t receive the treatment they require due to staff that are untrained and have no idea how to handle the situation. This stress that is put on the nurses often leads to negligence.  Often, we see the results of this in the news. Staff members beating patients, elderly residents forced to go days without bathing or eating, and much more. These are horrible conditions that no person should have to live through. Sadly, these patients often are in a position in which they can’t do anything about it.

If you visit your loved one and see signs of abuse, you should seek help immediately. Often, the victims feel like they can’t come forward. They fear the one abusing them might cause them harm. If this is the case, things like hidden recording devices can help. If you’re unsure of how to move forward, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney.

Seek a San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney

If you suspect that a loved one has been or is the victim of abuse in a nursing home in San Antonio, do not hesitate to seek help. You need proper counsel. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. You need to contact an injury attorney, seasoned in nursing home abuse. Villarreal & Begum Law Firm is knowledgeable in San Antonio nursing home abuse cases. We will protect your rights and the rights of your loved one. Call today for your free consultation.